Latin America In Comparative Perspective: New Approaches To Methods And Analysis

1st Edition

Peter H Smith

Published May 17, 1995
Textbook - 332 Pages
ISBN 9780813321059 - CAT# K372999

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Table of Contents

Preface -- About the book -- About the Editor and Contributors -- The Changing Agenda for Social Science Research on Latin America -- Analytical Strategies -- Contending Paradigms for Cross-Regional Comparison: Development Strategies and Commodity Chains in East Asia and Latin America -- Purposes and Methods of Intraregional Comparison -- Uses and Limitations of Rational Choice -- Conceptual Issues -- Rewriting the Scripts: Gender in the Comparative Study of Latin American Politics -- Trajectory of a Concept: “Corporatism” in the Study of Latin American Politics -- Assessments of State Strength -- Reassessing Political Culture -- Political Roles of Social Science -- Polls, Political Discourse, and the Public Sphere: The Spin on Peru’s Fuji-golpe -- Public Opinion Research in Mexico -- Public Opinion Research in Russia and Eastern Europe


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