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 Understanding ALBA: Progress, Problems, and Prospects of Alternative Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean


This collection analyses the impact and influence of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), whose vision of alternative regionalism has spearheaded Latin America and the Caribbean’s collective challenge to neoliberal globalisation in the twenty-first century. The volume’s comprehensive coverage incorporates insights from the domestic level in Nicaragua, the Anglophone Caribbean, and especially Venezuela, while also exploring ALBA’s key regional economic and social-policy initiatives and its place in the wider international relations of Latin American and the Caribbean.   Edited by Asa K. Cusack

Rethinking Past and Present in Cuba: Essays in Memory of
Alistair Hennessy

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This collection of essays and research articles pays homage to the seminal influence and contribution made by the late Alistair Hennessy towards the development of Cuban Studies. For that reason, it includes a judicious mixture of the old and the new, including several of the leading and internationally well-established experts on Cuban history, politics and culture, but also some up-and-coming researchers in the field; that mixture and the combination of topics (some addressing the past directly, others assessing the present within a historical context) reflects Hennessy’s own cross-disciplinary and open-minded approach to the study of the history of Cuba.   Edited by Antoni Kapcia


Chile and the
Inter-American Human Rights System

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This edited volume brings together well established and emerging human rights scholars and practitioners to discuss the central challenges in the areas of LGBT rights, torture and Indigenous Rights in the Americas.  Edited by Karinna Fernández, Cristian Peña andSebastián Smart.

Book coverNatural Resource Development and Human Rights in Latin America

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This collection’s multidisciplinary perspective links local, national, regional and transnational levels of inquiry into the interaction of state and non-state actors involved in promoting or opposing natural resource development. The book contemplates the complex panorama of competing visions, concepts and interests grounded in the mutual influences and interdependencies which shape the contemporary arena of social-environmental conflicts in the region.  Edited by Malayna Raftopoulos and Radosław Powęska


A return to the village: Community ethnographies and the study of Andean culture in retrospective​

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This edited volume brings together several scholars who have produced outstanding ethnographies, published between the 1970s and 2000s, of Andean communities, mostly in Peru but also in neighbouring countries.   Edited by Francisco Ferreira and Billie Jean Isbell. 

Provincialising Nature: Multidisciplinary approaches to politics of the environment in Latin America​.

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This volume offers a timely analysis of some of the crucial challenges, contradictions and promises within current environmental discourses and practices in the region. Edited by Malayna Raftopoulos and Michela Coletta.


The New Refugees: Crime and displacement in Latin America

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In Latin America, recent years have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of people forced to flee from their homes due to the activities of organised criminal groups. What are the reasons behind this emerging crisis of forced displacement in the Americas? Edited by David James Cantor and Nicolás Rodríguez Serna.

A Liberal Tide: immigration and asylum law and policy in Latin America

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Over the past decade, a paradigm shift in migration and asylum law and policymaking appears to have taken place in Latin America. Does this apparent ‘liberal tide’ of new laws and policies suggest a new approach to the hot topics of migration and refugees in Latin America? Edited by David James Cantor, Luisa Feline Freier and Jean-Pierre Gauci.


Democracy in Mexico: Attitudes and perceptions of citizens at national and local level

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An important contribution to one of the more complex and multifaceted political processes of recent decades in Latin America: Mexico’s democratisation at the national and subnational levels. Edited by Salvador Martí i Puig, Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz, Mª Fernanda Somuano Ventura and Claire Wright.

Obama's Washington: Political Leadership in a Partisan Era

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This volume contains a vibrant set of insightful essays which examine the array of challenges facing the Obama administration, and the president himself. Edited by Clodagh Harrington.


Recasting Commodity and Spectacle in the Indigenous Americas

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This book examines the ways contemporary indigenous peoples in the Americas have harnessed performance practices to resist imposed stereotypes and shape their own complex identities. Edited by Helen Gilbert and Charlotte Gleghorn.


Report on the state of UK-based research on Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

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This report looks at how the UK is responding to and engaging with new developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Organized Labour and Politics in Mexico: Changes, Continuities and Contradictions

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This book examines the changes, continuities and contradictions characterizing labour politics in Mexico since the 1980s.  As a consequence of market-liberalizing reforms and historic shifts in government policy toward organized labour, the labour movement has declined substantially in size, bargaining strength and political influence. By Graciela Bensusán and Kevin J. Middlebrook.

Broken Government? American Politics in the Obama Era

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Barack Obama’s election as president in 2008 generated widespread hope that the United States was entering a new era whereby government, in a reversal of Ronald Reagan’s famous dictum, would be the solution to the nation’s manifold problems amid the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies.


Fifty Years On: The Cuban Missile Crisis Revised and Reinterpreted

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On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, Mark White re-examines the most dangerous episode in the history of the Cold War. Utilising declassified materials, he provides a fresh interpretation of the roles play by John Kennedy’s team of advisers. 




Traslados/Translations: Essays on Latin America in Honour of Jason Wilson

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This volume is an investigation of some of the enduring preoccupations of one of the UK’s foremost Latin Americanists. The essays, by a distinguished group of scholars including former students, colleagues, and intellectual interlocutors, reflect a number of Jason Wilson’s many research interests. Edited by Claire Lindsay.

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