Latin America in a Globalized World provides a completely new introduction to the political, social and economic forces shaping this essential region of undergraduate study today. It is the first textbook to place Latin America within a genuinely global context and introduce the debates and impact of globalization, neo-liberalism, democratization, and the environment. It fully reviews the traditional literature in the post-war period (such as modernization or dependency theory) to demonstrate the way in which Latin America has often been misunderstood and introduces more recent theorizing to consider the longer-term prospects for equitable and sustainable development. Incorporating maps, case study boxes, summary exhibits, and guides to further reading, Latin America in a Globalized World will be an essential text for all students of Latin America across politics, international studies, geography, sociology and development studies.
Introduction to Latin America
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