Wiarda provides a new edition of a pioneering exploration of Latin American political culture, the autoritarian tradition, and the recent transitions to democracy and the special meaning of that term in the Latin American context.
The volume contains a provocative Introduction and Conclusion by the editor as well as essays by leading scholars of Latin American politics and history: Richard Morse, Octavio Paz, Glen Dealy, Peter Smith, and others. This is a classic collection, newly revised and updated.
About the Author:
HOWARD J. WIARDA is Professor of Political Science and the Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Iberian and Latin American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. He has published extensively on Iberian and Latin American issues.
MARGARET MACLEISH MOTT is Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Marlboro College in Vermont.