The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security identifies the key contemporary topics of research and debate, taking into account that the study of Latin America's comparative and international politics has undergone dramatic changes since the end of the Cold War, the return of democracy and the re-legitimization and re-armament of the military against the background of low-level uses of force short of war. This Handbook is organised into five key parts: 1) The Evolution of Security in Latin America 2) Theoretical Approaches to Security in Latin America 3) Different 'Securities' 4) Contemporary Regional Security Challenges 5) Latin America and Contemporary International Security Challenges.
The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics offers an overview of the state of the field and a guide to the direction of future scholarship. Kingstone and Yashar bring together the leading figures in the study of Latin America to present extensive empirical coverage, new original research, and an examination of the central areas of inquiry in the region.
This book adopts a political-economy perspective to understand Latin American economies. A unique feature of the volume is that it begins with a group of articles written by high-level academic experts on Latin American economics and policies who also happen to be current or past economic policy makers in the region. These contributors draw upon their academic expertise to understand their experience in the trenches of policy making.
Part I looks at long-term issues, including the institutional roots of Latin America's underdevelopment; the political economy of policy making; the rise, decline, and re-emergence of alternative paradigms; and the environmental sustainability of the development pattern. Part II considers macroeconomic topics, including the management of capital account booms and busts, the evolution and performance of exchange rate regimes, the advances and challenges of monetary policies and financial development, and the major fiscal policy issues confronting the region, including a comparison of Latin American fiscal accounts with those of the OECD. Part III analyses the region's economies in global context, particularly the role of Latin America in the world trade system, and the effects of dependence on natural resources (characteristic of many countries of the region) on growth and human development.
The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History brings together seventeen articles that survey the recent historiography of the colonial era, independence movements, and postcolonial periods. The articles span Mexico, Spanish South America, and Brazil.