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Authoritarianism in Latin America Since Independence (Contributions in Latin American Studies) by Will Fowler

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Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Colonization & independence,
  • Development studies,
  • Political ideologies,
  • Political History,
  • Systems Of Government,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Central America,
  • South America,
  • Latin America - General,
  • Political Process - General,
  • Political Science / Foreign Legal Systems,
  • Government - Comparative,
  • 19th century,
  • 20th century,
  • Authoritarianism,
  • Congresses,
  • History,
  • Latin America,
  • Politics and government

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10419728M
ISBN 100313298432
ISBN 109780313298431

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  This edited collection explores how different dictators and authoritarian parties and factions have frequently succeeded in rising to power in modern Latin America, often retaining political and/or military control for long periods of time. The volume examines whether there are common factors Author: William M. Fowler. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Papers presented at a symposium held at the University of Liverpool during the annual conference of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), March ,   Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants (Jaguar Books on Latin America) - Kindle edition by Lewis, Paul H.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants (Jaguar Books on Latin America).Reviews: 2.   Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants (Jaguar Books on Latin America) [Lewis, Paul H.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants (Jaguar Books on Latin America)Reviews: 2.

Strong, colorful personalities who impose their will upon laws, constitutions, courts, and congresses are an enduring feature of Latin American politics, beginning with the violent regional bosses (caudillos) of the early nineteenth century and continuing with the 'hyper-presidential' systems of today. Paul Lewis explores the origins of the region's authoritarian culture and the different 1/5(1). Since the mids it has been apparent that authoritarian regimes are not necessarily doomed to extinction as societies modernize and develop, but are potentially viable (if unpleasant) modes of organizing a society’s developmental efforts. This realization has spurred new interest among social scientists in the phenomenon of authoritarianism and one of its variants, corporatism.   Latin American since Independence places the region in a global context but also captures its great diversity. -- Charles Walker, University of California, Davis This fresh introduction to Latin American history offers an enlightening and distinctly twenty-first-century perspective for students and general readers in our globalized world. Involvement of the United States in regime change in Latin America most commonly involved US-backed Coups d' etat aimed at replacing left-wing leaders with right-wing, usually military and authoritarian regimes. It was most prevalent during the Cold War in line with the Truman Doctrine of containment, although some instances occurred during the early 20th century "Banana Republic" era of Latin.

Latin America is a region characterized by a high level of constitutional instability. Since independence, constitutions have been drafted and redrafted following successive changes between governments with different partisan interests and programmatic goals.   Latin American since Independence places the region in a global context but also captures its great diversity. -- Charles Walker, University of California, Davis This fresh introduction to Latin American history offers an enlightening and distinctly twenty-first-century perspective for students and general readers in our globalized s: 1.   Latin America’s struggle with room for authoritarian China and Russia to contest judicial independence notably has improved since , but has plateaued below global averages. The course will analyse the alternation between authoritarianism and democracy in Latin America from the end of the colonial rule to our time. After achieving independence, most Latin American countries found themselves plagued by social disparities which translated into institutional inequalities which, in turn, created a fertile soil for authoritarian governments.