Politics In The Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform

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Politics In The Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform

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Description

The Andean region is perhaps the most violent and politically unstable in the Western Hemisphere. Politics in the Andes is the first comprehensive volume to assess the persistent political challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Arguing that Andean states and societies have been shaped by common historical forces, the contributors' comparative approach reveals how different countries have responded variously to the challenges and opportunities presented by those forces. Individual chapters are structured around themes of ethnic, regional, and gender diversity; violence and drug trafficking; and political change and democracy. Politics in the Andes offers a contemporary view of a region in crisis, providing the necessary context to link the often sensational news from the area to broader historical, political, economic, and social trends. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Democracy -- Andes Region.; Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Ethnic identity; Social change -- Andes Region -- History; Violence -- Andes Region -- History; Andes Region -- Politics and government -- 20th century; Electronic books;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780822958284

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

University of Pittsburgh Press

City

Pittsburgh, PA

Department

Department of Political Science

Comments

Jo-Marie Burt (Editor)

Philip Mauceri (Editor)

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Object Description

1 online resource (337 pages) : illustrations, maps.

Language

EN

Politics In The Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform

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