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Edited by Philip D. Davies
1 June 2007
This book examines the social, cultural, economic, and political effects of modern demographic change in the United States. The contributors from the U.S. and the U.K. draw on new research to analyze a wide range of issues pertaining to the diversity of American society.

Topics include:
Latino immigrant incorporation
  • racial and ethnic integration in metropolitan contexts
  • population self-determination, and Native Americans
  • public policy issues relating to immigration
  • growth of the U.S. prison population
  • changing nature of poverty in the United States
  • politics of demographic and social change at national and local levels
  • historical change in the labor force participation...
  • Essays in Honour of David A. Brading
    Edited by Susan Deans-Smith and Eric Van Young
    20 March 2007
    David Brading is one of the foremost historians of Latin America in the United Kingdom. The essays in this volume convey the enduring nature of many of the questions raised by his work. They reflect the wide range of his interests: from Mexican Baroque and post-Tridentine Catholicism to studies of the dynamics of state building in nineteenth- century Mexico and of the problem of Mexican national identity. The contributions represent a wide chronological spread from the late seventeenth century to the twentieth century, as well as geographical diversity (Mexico City, Queretaro, and Puebla). Part I comprises an autobiographical essay by David Brading, an appreciation of him by Enrique Florescano, and an historiographical assessment of...
    Politics, Parties, and Elections in Chile
    Alan Angell
    13 February 2007
    Buenos Aires and Rivadavia
    Klaus Gallo
    13 December 2006
    Democracy, Development and Inequality Since 1980
    Edited by John Crabtree
    5 June 2006
    The 2006 Peruvian elections are an appropriate moment to reflect on Alejandro Toledo's term as president and on the broader agenda for building a more inclusive and democratic government. In a country of extreme social inequality, such an aspiration represents an enormous challenge. The sudden collapse of the which Fujimori regime --which had dominated Peru for the 1990s --and Toledo's election victory in 2001 seemed to provide an opportunity for institutional reform and rebuilding. The impetus proved short-lived, as the new president's popularity sank to unprecedented levels and public support for Peru's democratic institutions continued to hemorrhage. This book suggests that the challenges of institutional development run very deep and...
    Exile and Enlightenment
    Edited by John Maher
    28 February 2006
    Political Change and Continuity in George W. Bush's America
    Edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip D. Davies
    28 February 2006
    George W. Bush is widely regarded as a president of transformative significance. This volume analyzes the ambitious but controversial agenda that he has pursued at home and abroad. The contributors assess Bush's presidency in terms of its historical context, first-term record, and second-term prospects. They consider his administration from the perspective of its engagement in an ideologically driven project to consolidate conservative ascendancy over U.S. politics and public policy and to promote America's interests and values in the unipolar world. They evaluate the elements of political change and continuity in George Bush's America. The book also focuses on the extent to which the Bush agenda is new or a continuation of previous trends...
    Edited by Alan Knight and Wil Pansters
    21 February 2006
    Caciquismo (roughly translated as "boss politics") has played a major role in Mexican political and social life. Loosely knit interest groups, or "caciques", of diverse character - syndicates, farmers, left- and right-wingers, white-collar workers - have exercised great power within Mexico's distinctive political system. The peculiarities of Mexico's system have greatly depended on this kind of informal politics, which combines repression, patronage, and charismatic leadership. As such, caciquismo fits uncomfortably within the formal analysis of laws, parties, and elections and has been relatively neglected by academics. Though its demise has often been predicted, it has survived, evolved, and adjusted to Mexico's rapid post-revolutionary...
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    The John Coffin Memorial Lecture in the History of Ideas
    Fernando Cervantes
    15 February 2006
    New Environmental Policy in Latin America
    Edited by Anthony Hall
    5 December 2005