To appreciate our list’s diversity, stop by the Association Book Exhibit at booth 319 to browse JHUP titles. Among our offerings: • The completely updated fourth edition of Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America, edited by Jorge Domínguez and Michael Shifter, covers the themes of media, constitutionalism, the commodities boom, and fiscal management vis-à-vis governance, and also focuses on the region’s eight biggest governments.
• Be sure to look at Christopher Darnton’s Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America, a fascinating study of how the success or failure of LA foreign policy initiatives is influenced by bureaucratic and military background players.
• Masterfully weaving together civil military relations, peacekeeping, international socialization, and security studies, Arturo Sotomayor’s The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper: Civil-Military Relations and the United Nations examines Argentine, Brazilian, and Uruguayan peacekeeping participation to consider how peacekeeping efforts impact, if at all, the assisting armed forces.
• Francisco González provides an in-depth look at the impact of financial crises in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile on democracy’s permanence in Creative Destruction? Economic Crises and Democracy in Latin America.
• Diego Abente Brun and Larry Diamond’s edited volume, Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy, explores how political clientelism works and evolves in the context of modern developing democracies.
• Our co-publishing partner, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, offers Carlos de la Torre and Cynthia Arnson’s edited volume, Latin American Populism in the Twenty-first Century, which explains the emergence of today’s radical populism and places it in historical context, identifying continuities as well as differences from both the classical populism of the 1930s and 1940s and the neo-populism of the 1990s.
JHUP’s LASA exhibit will feature a great selection of other titles, including: Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil, by Leonardo Avritzer Latin America’s Struggle for Democracy, edited by Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, and Diego Abente Brun Military Politics and Democracy in the Andes, by Maiah Jaskoski The Resurgence of the Latin American Left, edited by Steven Levitsky and Kenneth M. Roberts Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru, by Alfonso W. Quiroz Latin America and Global Capitalism, by William I. Robinson Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America, edited by Andrew Selee and Enrique Peruzzotti Toward a Society under Law, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg
Associate Editor Suzanne K. Flinchbaugh acquires books in political science and public policy for the JHU Press. In Chicago, during LASA’s International Congress from May 21–24 at the Palmer House Hilton, browse books from JHUP at the Association Book Exhibit at booth 319. Use the LASA discount code HEYO to receive a 30% discount on all books featured in this blog post or mention this code when calling in your order at 1-800-537-5487. Read more about LASA and/or follow the JHU Press on Facebook and Twitter.