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State, Society and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program
Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and...
Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge
Redefining State-Society Relations
The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important...
Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge
A History of National Development in the Postwar Era
In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America’s political culture and institutions. It was in this period that the region lived some of its most intense and successful...
Published May 11th 2014 by Routledge
Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent
Hugo Chávez won re-election in the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election, despite a closer margin between candidates than in previous elections. The results were puzzling for those who believed that Chávez’s government had long ago reached its limits, while Chávez’s supporters were struck by the...
Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge
Knowledge and Power in Latin America
The international trade negotiations that were launched throughout Latin America in the 1990s created significant challenges for developing countries because of their complexity. In order to make informed decisions and successfully legitimize negotiating positions, governments and stakeholders...
Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society
Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:...
Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge
Bridging the Divide
During the 1990s, as widespread perception spread of declining state sovereignty, activists and social movement organizations began to form transnational networks and coalitions to pressure both intergovernmental organizations and national governments on a variety of issues. Research has focused on...
Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge
While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have...
Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge
Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil
Democratic institutions should promote accountability of government officials to the needs of citizens. Civil society plays a role in exposing corruption as well as in communicating the needs of low-income residents to officials. Neither the institutions of representative democracy nor the presence...
Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge
Populism in Venezuela analyses the emergence, formation, reproduction and resistance to a left-wing populist project in a major world oil producer. For readers who seek to understand the historical, economical and sociological contexts that gave rise to a 38 year-old mestizo-mulato Lieutenant...
Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge
Populism in Venezuela
To Be Published February 9th 2015
Civil Society and Participatory Governance: Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil
To Be Published March 19th 2015
Civil-Military Relations in Post-Conflict Societies: Transforming the Role of the Military in Central America
To Be Published April 13th 2015