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Re Imagining Community And Civil Society In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author : Roberta Rice
ISBN : 9781315530888
Genre : Political Science
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Latin American and Caribbean communities and civil societies are undergoing a rapid process of transformation. Instead of pervasive social atomization, political apathy, and hollowed-out democracies, which have become the norm in some parts of the world, this region is witnessing an emerging collaboration between community, civil society, and government that is revitalizing democracy. This book argues that a key explanation lies in the powerful and positive relationship between community and civil society that exists in the region. The ideas of community and civil society tend to be studied separately, as analytically distinct concepts however, this volume seeks to explore their potential to work together. A unique contribution of the work is the space for dialogue it creates between the social sciences and the humanities. Many of the studies included in the volume are based on primary fieldwork and place-based case studies. Others relate literature, music and film to important theoretical works, providing a new direction in interdisciplinary studies, and highlighting the role that the arts play in community revival and broader processes of social change. A truly multi-disciplinary book bridging established notions of civil society and community through an authentically interdisciplinary approach to the topic.

Politics Latin America

Author : Gavin O'Toole
ISBN : 9781351996402
Genre : Political Science
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Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its third edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region’s unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics, comparative politics, and other disciplines. This new edition will include: updated references to scholarship and debates; new themes such as environmental rights, women presidents, the Latin American Pope, Afro-Latinos, and the politics of sexual diversity; examination of demographic change and social movements; a new chapter on environmental economics and sustainable development. This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.

Manipulating Courts In New Democracies

Author : Andrea Castagnola
ISBN : 9781351986076
Genre : Political Science
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When can the Executive manipulate the composition of a Court? What political factors explain judicial instability on the bench?? Using original field data from Argentina's National Supreme Court and all twenty-four Provincial Supreme Courts, Andrea Castagnola develops a novel theory to explain forced retirements of judges. She argues that in developing democracies the political benefits of manipulating the court outweigh the costs associated with doing so. The instability of the political context and its institutions causes politicians to focus primarily on short-term goals and to care mostly about winning elections. Consequently, judiciaries become a valuable tool for politicians to have under their control. Contrary to the predictions of strategic retirement theory, Castagnola demonstrates that there are various institutional and non-institutional mechanisms for induced retirement which politicians have used against justices, regardless of the amount of support their party has in Congress. The theoretical innovations contained herein shed much needed light on the existing literature on judicial politics and democratization. Even though the political manipulation of courts is a worldwide phenomenon, previous studies have shown that Argentina is the theory-generating case for studying manipulation of high courts.?

Revolutionary Violence And The New Left

Author : Alberto Martin Alvarez
ISBN : 9781317291374
Genre : Political Science
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Leading figures and rising stars in the field present the first contribution explaining the transnational nature of the revolutionary violence of the New Left. Focusing on the processes of dissemination of ideologies and mobilization of ideas and repertoires of action among the revolutionary organizations of the New Left in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, this book contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of the New Left wave and, at the same time, helps explain the "why" of the emergence of very similar armed leftist groups in vastly different geographical and political contexts.

Nacla Report On The Americas

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Der Ball Ist Rund

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 3293004733
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Global Civil Society 2004 5

Author : Helmut K Anheier
ISBN : 1412903076
Genre : Political Science
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Contains a wealth of detail on globalization, people's values and attitudes, governance and civil liberties, plus a chronology of the conferences, campaigns and protests that are the sinews of global civil society.

Wieviel Geschichte Braucht Die Zukunft

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : 3423308184
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Eric Hobsbawm, einer der bedeutendsten Historiker unseres Jahrhunderts, reflek tiert in 17 Aufsätzen und Vorträgen über den Gebrauch und Missbrauch von Geschi chte in Gesellschaft und Politik und den Wert der Geschichte für andere Disziplinen. Durch die gezielte Auswahl der Texte, die in den letzten 30 Jahren entstanden sind, und Hobsbawms Begründung seiner eigenen Geschichtsauffassung, legt er eine sehr persönliche Geschichtsphilosophie vor, die verdeutlicht, dass Geschich tsforschung auch in unserer Zeit der welthistorischen Umbrüche und rasenden Beschleunigungen zum Verständnis der gesellschaftlichen Prozesse beiträgt.

Die Vielfalt Des Regierens

Author : Anke Draude
ISBN : 9783593397764
Genre : Political Science
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Die De- und Re-Konstruktion des Governance-Konzepts ist ein notwendiger Schritt, um die blinden Flecken einer eurozentristischen Perspektive zu überwinden. Anke Draude eröffnet der empirischen Sozialforschung mit ihrer Studie neue Perspektiven auf Politik in nicht-westlichen Räumen und bietet einen theoretisch-konzeptionellen Beitrag zur Anerkennung der soziopolitischen Vielfalt in der Weltgesellschaft.

Liebe Wut Wahnsinn

Author : Marie Chauvet
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