Latin American Politics
- Eduardo Alemán - University of Houston, USA
This book does an excellent job of striking a balance between covering breath of the region and providing in-depth examples from individual countries. Further it represents broad trends uncovered in political science research while using numerous examples to clearly illustrate the concepts and social science findings.
Latin American Politics offers its readers a unique approach to an old topic. Through systematically analyzing the politics of the region and synthesizing it for its readers, this book is sure to offer something great.
Eduardo Aleman’s book is a very comprehensive contribution for the study of Latin American politics. It tackles the most relevant dimensions of analysis for the region with historical depth, consistent empirical sources, and genuine simplicity. While developing a clear argumentative line, the book also incorporates the most salient works in political science over the region, along with valuable perspectives from other disciplines.
It is noteworthy how it successfully integrates discussions on historical legacies, social movements, political institutions, and attitudes of Latin Americans; building up a useful resource for subjects interested in the region. Students and professors of Latin America will greatly enjoy the systematic approach utilized in the book.