This guide will introduce you to the key library resources and websites useful for research in South American politics and policy analysis.
Search your country as a SUBJECT (available in Advanced Searching) to view a hierarchical list of subheadings, e.g., Argentina -- Politics and government.
In addition to searching the Randall Library Catalog for books, you can use the WorldCat database to search the holdings of over 9,000 libraries. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) to request the items.
Latinos in the New Millennium is the most current and comprehensive profile of Latinos in the United States: looking at their social characteristics, group relations, policy positions and political orientations. The authors draw on information from the 2006 Latino National Survey (LNS), the largest and most detailed source of data on Hispanics in America. This book provides essential knowledge about Latinos, contextualizing research data by structuring discussion around many dimensions of Latino political life in the US.
The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America explores why indigenous movements have recently won elections for the first time in the history of the region. Raúl L. Madrid argues that some indigenous parties have won by using inclusive populist appeals to reach out to whites and mestizos. Indigenous parties have managed to win support across ethnic lines because the long history of racial mixing in Latin America blurred ethnic boundaries and reduced ethnic polarization.
In Left Behind, Sebastian Edwards explains why the nations of Latin America have failed to share in the fruits of globalization and forcefully highlights the dangers of the recent turn to economic populism in the region.
For developing countries, the dramatic internationalization of financial markets over the last two decades deepens tensions between politics and markets. Notwithstanding the rise of left-leaning governments in regions like Latin America, macroeconomic policies often have a neoliberal appearance. When is austerity imposed externally and when is it a domestic political choice? By combining statistical tests with extensive field research across Latin America, this book examines the effect of financial globalization on economic policymaking.
Democracy in Latin Americaexamines the processes of democratization in Latin America over the past twenty years. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the issues inherent in the move toward democracy--including elections, culture, representation, poverty, and criminality. Organized thematically, with a unique historical perspective, the book focuses on six paradigmatic case studies in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
A keyword search of your country with the word "videorecording" will retrieve a list of videos. Feature films start with the call number P, so scan the list for those starting with F or another call number to find documentaries.
The ECLAC is part of the United Nations.
The University of Texas Austin provides this site.
The Library of Congress compiles this bibliography.
This portal is created by the Library of Congress.
In 2010, 26 countries were surveyed, involving over 43,000 interviews. These surveys have given rise to scores of studies and publications on various aspects of democratic values and behaviors in the Americas. The project has regularly published in-depth analyses of the data collected in Spanish-language monographs in countries throughout Latin America and in English and French in the Caribbean.
Under the data link you will find country profiles