For over forty years, Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs and changes in Latin America. Now in its tenth edition, this authoritative yet accessible introduction has been updated throughout. Organized on a country-by-country basis, Latin American Politics and Development offers instructors maximum flexibility in organizing courses.
Revisions to the Tenth Edition include:
- An updated theoretical framework to explain changes in the region, including discussions of electoral systems and political actors.
- Discussions on presidential, parliamentary, and municipal election cycles throughout the region from 2017 through early 2022.
- Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Examination on the regional decline in democratic norms and practices.
- A look at the impact of the Trump administration on regional relations, including the decline in democracy.
- Updates on race, Indigenous groups, women, Afro-Latin Americans, contemporary social movements, religious and other non-elite groups.
About the Author
Harvey F. Kline is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Alabama.Christine J. Wade is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College.