Latin America, 1810-2010

Latin America, 1810-2010

Dreams and Legacies

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The book analyses present Latin American issues in their historical course since independence (beginning 1810) and its aftermath, up to the contemporary period. The authors focus on political, economic, social, environmental and cultural developments.It examines the legacies of the past and the multiple changes that have taken place in the last two centuries. Today's situation suggests that modernization is well under way and will continue. Offering broad insight into present and future concerns, the book enables readers to evaluate potential areas of economic and social growth, as well as assess risks stemming from past events.

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This volume contains papers presented at an eponymous March 2010 conference at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland organized by Claude Auroi, who is affiliated there, and Aline Helg (U. of Geneva). Making the book particularly accessible and useful as a text or reference, each chapter is clearly organized with an introduction, subheadings, a conclusion, and a bibliography; and the volume is indexed. Broadly, coverage encompasses Latin America in world geopolitics and international relations; the nation-state, politics, citizenship, and governance; rurality, economic, and models of development. More specifically, topics include uti possidetis, initiatives in the early years at the United Nations, US Latinos, patterns of protest and revolution (1810-1910-2010), Latin American forests, growth driven by external demand, and NAFTA. Distribution is by World Scientific. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London, UK : Impreial College Press ; Singapore : Dist. by World Scientific, 2012
ISBN: 9781848168473
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 538 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Additional Contributors: Auroi, Claude 1944-
Helg, Aline 1953-


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