Автор: De La Pedraja Название: Wars Of Latin America, 1948-1982 ISBN: 0786470151 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780786470150 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 7286 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book continues the narrative begun by the author in the preceding volume, <em>Wars of Latin America, 1899-1941</em>. This new work provides a clear and readable description of military combat occurring in Latin America for the years 1948 to the start of 1982. (In an unusual peaceful lull, Latin America experienced no wars from 1942 to 1947.) Though concentrating on a combat narrative, matters of politics, business and international relations appear as necessary to understand the wars. <br><br>The author has uncovered many previously unknown sources to provide new information never before published. The book traces the many insurgencies in Latin America as well as conventional wars. Among the highlights are the chapters on the Cuban and Nicaraguan insurrections and on the Bay of Pigs invasion. One goal of the text is to explain why of the many insurgencies appearing in Latin America, only those in Cuba and Nicaragua were successful in overthrowing governments. The book also helps explain why even unsuccessful insurgencies have survived for decades, as has happened in Colombia and Peru.
Описание: This study, now in a revised and updated third edition, covers the economic history of Latin America from independence in the 1820s to the present. It stresses the differences between Latin American countries while recognizing the external influences to which the whole region has been subject. Victor Bulmer-Thomas notes the failure of the region to close the gap in living standards between it and the United States and explores the reasons. He also examines the new paradigm taking shape in Latin America since the debt crisis of the 1980s and asks whether this new economic model will be able to bring the growth and improvement in equity that the region desperately needs. This third edition contains a wealth of new material that draws on the new research in the area in the past ten years.
Описание: Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, this title features contributors who identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have led to today`s state of linguistic diversity in Latin America.
Studies challenging the idea that technology and science flow only from global North to South.
The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the global North to the global South -- the view of technology as "imported magic." They describe not only alternate pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but also how ideas and technologies circulate in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of these issues, and their examination of specific Latin American experiences with science and technology, offer a broader, more nuanced understanding of how science, technology, politics, and power interact in the past and present.
The essays in this book use methods from history and the social sciences to investigate forms of local creation and use of technologies; the circulation of ideas, people, and artifacts in local and global networks; and hybrid technologies and forms of knowledge production. They address such topics as the work of female forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting technology in the late nineteenth century; the design, use, and meaning of the XO Laptops created and distributed by the One Laptop per Child Program; and the development of nuclear energy in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.
Contributors Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiaran, Joao Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox Hall, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Diaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, Maria Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Perez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez-Giralt, Edna Suarez Diaz, Hernan Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck
Описание: As in previous years, this report provides a quantitative overview of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and examines these capital flows by destination economic sector and geographical area of origin. It describes the pattern of FDI originating in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on the international expansion under way at some of the region’s major companies, the so-called trans-Latins. The main theme of this report is the operations of European companies in Latin American and Caribbean. The report examines the behaviour and strategy of the major European transnationals and, in search of a more thorough understanding, takes a detailed look at two sectors where foreign capital, especially from Europe, plays a substantial role: commercial banking and power.
Автор: Stefan Rinke Название: Latin America and the First World War ISBN: 1107566061 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107566064 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2185 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Using a broad variety of textual and visual sources, Latin America and the First World War goes beyond traditional diplomatic history and analyzes the global dimension of the history of the Great War. Filling a significant gap in transnational histories of the war, Stefan Rinke addresses political, social, and economic aspects as well as the cultural impact of the war on Latin America and vice versa. Rinke's meticulous research is based on sources from the nineteen independent states of the entire subcontinent and promises to be the most comprehensive examination to date of Latin America before, during, and immediately after the war.
Автор: Sznajder Название: The Politics of Exile in Latin America ISBN: 1316501124 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781316501122 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2530 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Politics of Exile in Latin America addresses exile as a major mechanism of institutional exclusion used by all types of governments in the region against their own citizens, while they often provided asylum to aliens fleeing persecution. The work is the first systematic analysis of Latin American exile on a continental and transnational basis and on a long-term perspective. It traces variations in the saliency of exile among different expelling and receiving countries; across different periods; with different paths of exile, both elite and massive; and under authoritarian and democratic contexts. The project integrates theoretical hindsight and empirical findings, analyzing the importance of exile as a recent and contemporary phenomenon, while reaching back to its origins and phases of development. It also addresses presidential exile, the formation of Latin American communities of exiles worldwide, and the role of exiles in shaping the collective identities of these countries.
Описание: Presents a study of the popular theme of banditry in works of literature, essays, poetry, and drama, and banditry`s pivotal role during the conceptualization and formation of the Latin American nation-state. This title examines writings over a broad time period, from the early 19th century to the 1920s.
Описание: Examines the Latin American avant-garde texts of the 1920s and 1930s in novels, travel writing, journalism, and poetry, and presents them in a different light as formulators of modern Western culture and precursors of global culture. This book places particular focus on the work of Roberto Arlt and Mario de Andrade as exemplars of the movement.
Описание: This collection provides novel contributions on capital flows, terms of trade, and macroeconomic policy with an emphasis on Latin America. Chapters focus on some of the fundamental issues related to capital flows and terms-of-trade shocks and discuss key analytical questions on assessing reserves adequacy and current account levels. The roles of macroprudential policies and exchange rate regimes in coping with large inflows are also examined, as well as the effectiveness of both monetary policy and fiscal policy in dealing with economic challenges in the region.
Автор: Roberts Название: Changing Course in Latin America ISBN: 0521673267 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521673266 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2760 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book explores the impact of economic crises and free-market reforms on party systems and political representation in contemporary Latin America. It explains why some patterns of market reform align and stabilize party systems, whereas other patterns of reform leave party systems vulnerable to widespread social protest and electoral instability. In contrast to other works on the topic, this book accounts for both the institutionalization and the breakdown of party systems, and it explains why Latin America turned to the Left politically in the aftermath of the market-reform process. Ultimately, it explains why this 'left turn' was more radical in some countries than others and why it had such varied effects on national party systems.
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