State of the field political regimes and the study of democratic politics1

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Over the past half century, the countries of Latin America-and of the developing world more generally-have confronted changes far more convulsive than those experienced in the more settled political systems of post-war Western Europe and the United States. The latter, to be sure, have also faced profound changes, not only in their pre-war histories, but in more recent decades as well; the evolution and enlargement of the European Union is but one example. Even so, there is little in the developed countries that can match the tumultuous events and deep social problems that Latin Americans have experienced over the past 50 years: Among them, foreign interventions, revolutions, repression, and successive waves of e orts to establish and consolidate democratic regimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Latin American Politics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781135280307
ISBN (Print)9780415875226
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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