Between Tyranny and Anarchy: A History of Democracy in Latin America, 1800-2006 (Social Science History) (Hardcover)

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Between Tyranny and Anarchy: A History of Democracy in Latin America, 1800-2006 (Social Science History) (Hardcover)

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Between Tyranny and Anarchy provides a unique comprehensive history and interpretation of efforts to establish democracies over two centuries in the major Latin American countries.
Paul W. Drake holds the Institute of the Americas Chair, is the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and is a Distinguished Professor in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has also served as President of the Latin American Studies Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9780804760010
ISBN-10: 0804760012
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: February 27th, 2009
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Social Science History

"The book is well written and rich in detail, and is recommended especially for political scientists needing historical background on Latin America and/or interested in the political development of the region."—A. Siaroff, Choice.

"[The book's] careful consideration of the intricate, unexpected ways in which political, social, economic, ideological, and diplomatic factors play off each other in particular circumstances, enhancing or restricting the effects 'institutional engineering' offers valuable insights to those concerned with constructing substantive and meaningful versions of democracy in the region"—Erica Gbriela Pani Bano, The America's.

"Between Tyranny and Anarchy offers a sweeping revision of the chronicle of democratic struggles in Latin America, long seen as the region of authoritarian cultures. Paul Drake challenges readers to reconsider the history of Latin American politics and the social actors who shaped it." —Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University