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Latin American Studies

politics and international relations New

2nd Edition

Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations

United States and Mexico

Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?

Between Partnership and Conflict

Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard University, USA and Rafael Fernández de Castro, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard University, USA and Rafael Fernández de Castro, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

Series: Contemporary Inter-American Relations

Series: Contemporary Inter-American Relations

Drawing on the research and experience of fifteen internationally recognized Latin America scholars, this insightful text presents an overview of inter-American relations during the first decade of the twenty-first century. This unique collection identifies broad changes in the international system that have had significant effects in the Western Hemisphere, including issues of politics and economics, the securitization of U.S. foreign policy, balancing U.S. primacy, the wider impact of the world beyond the Americas, especially the rise of China, and the complexities of relationships between neighbors.

Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations focuses on the near-neighbors of the United States — Mexico, Cuba, the Caribbean and Central America — as well as the larger countries of South America—including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. Each chapter addresses a country’s relations with the United States, and each considers themes that are unique to that country’s bilateral relations as well as those themes that are more general to the relations of Latin America as a whole. This cohesive and accessible volume is required reading for Latin American politics students and scholars alike. Selected Contents: 1. The Changes in the International System during the 2000s Jorge I. Domínguez Part 1 2. U.S.-Mexican Relations in the Twenty-First Century Jorge I. Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro 3. The United States and Cuba since 2000 Marifeli Pérez-Stable 4. The United States and Central America since 2000: Free Trade and Diaspora Diplomacy Cristina Eguizábal 5. U.S.-Caribbean Relations: Modifying Traditional Hegemony and Sovereignty in the Caribbean Anthony P. Maingot Part 2 6. Argentina and the United States: A Distant Relationship Roberto Russell 7. Brazil-U.S. Relations: Getting Better All the Time Monica Hirst 8. Chile and the United States 2000-2009: From Elusive Friendship to Cooperative Friendship Claudia F. Fuentes Julio and Francisco Rojas Aravena 9. Colombia and the United States: Strategic Partners or Uncertain Allies? Cynthia J. Arnson and Arlene B. Tickner 10. The United States and Peru in the 2000s Cynthia McClintock and Fabián Vallas 11. Relations between the United States and Venezuela, 2001-2009: A Bridge in Need of Repairs Carlos A. Romero and Javier Corrales May 2010: 6 x 9: 272pp Hb: 978-0-415-87999-6: $135.00 Pb: 978-0-415-88000-8: $34.95 eBook: 978-0-203-85047-3 For more information, visit:

The ideal introduction to U.S.-Mexican relations, this book moves from the conflicts all through the nineteenth century up to the current democratic elections in Mexico. Selected Contents: Introduction 1. History 2. The Changes in the International System: Effects on the Bilateral Relationship 3. International Security 4. The Effect of International Institutions 5. The Domestic Context for Foreign Policy Decision Making 6. Content and Conduct of Foreign Policy 7. Transborder Relations 8. US-Mexican Relations in the Twenty-First Century

2009: 6 x 9: 256pp Hb: 978-0-415-99218-3: $135.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99219-0: $32.95 eBook: 978-0-203-87925-2 For more information, visit:

The United States and Central America Geopolitical Realities and Regional Fragility Mark B. Rosenberg and Luis G. Solis Series: Contemporary Inter-American Relations

This book is a concise overview of the recent history of US-Central American relations. Part of the Contemporary Inter-American Relations series edited by Jorge Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro, it focuses on the relations between the US and this region since the end of the Cold War. Selected Contents: Introduction: Central America and the United States in the Post-Cold War 1. Is the Past Prologue to the Future? 2. Love in Times of Neglect: The 1990s 3. Foreign Policy Dilemmas in the Post-Cold War Era: New Challenges, Old Responses? 4. CAFTA: A Case Study in Intermestic Politics 5. Scenarios and Options for the 21st Century: Striving for Relevance in the Global Era


The United States and Cuba Intimate Enemies Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Florida International University, USA, and Inter-American Dialogue, USA

2007: 6 x 9: 152pp Hb: 978-0-415-95834-9: $135.00 Pb: 978-0-415-95835-6: $41.95 eBook: 978-0-203-94159-1 For more information, visit:

Series: Contemporary Inter-American Relations

A great power and a weaker, rival neighbor can eventually have normal relations. Prior to 1959, Cuba and the United States didn’t have normal relations and amid the Cold War, Cuba’s alliance with the Soviet Union made U.S.-Cuba normality even more elusive. What the United States and Cuba now face is relating to each other as normally as possible, a task made all the more difficult by the shadow of the Cold War. After 1989, regime change returned to the heart of U.S.-Cuba policy, a major obstacle for Washington-Havana dialogue. In turn, Cuban leaders have generally shirked their responsibility in doing their part to ease the fifty-year enmity with the United States.

This book systematically covers the background of U.S.-Cuban relations after the Cold War and tensions into the twenty-first century. The authors explore the future of this strained relationship under Obama’s presidency and in a post-Castro Cuba. Selected Contents: 1. The United States and Cuba Have Never Had Normal Relations 2. ’Next Christmas in Havana’ 3. ’Half Drunk and Throwing Bottles at Each Other’ 4. ’We Need to De-Americanize the Problem of Cuba’ 5. ’The Policy We’ve Had in Place for 50 Years Hasn’t Worked’ 6. The United States and Cuba: Comparative Reflections (Ana Covarrubias Velasco) December 2010: 6 x 9: 224pp Hb: 978-0-415-80450-9: $135.00 Pb: 978-0-415-80451-6: $38.95 eBook: 978-0-203-87448-6 For more information, visit:

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politics and international relations Forthcoming in 2011

The Immigrant Divide

Comparative Politics of Latin America

How Cuban Americans Changed the U.S. and Their Homeland

Democracy at Last?

Susan Eckstein, Boston University, USA

Daniel C. Hellinger, Webster University, USA

This textbook introduces students to the study of Latin American politics by drawing primarily from political science research in comparative politics, but also with insights from interdisciplinary “area studies” to provide a fuller context of the region. The themes of globalization and democratization are central. Selected Contents: Introduction Part 1: Comparative Political Theory and Latin American Area Studies 1. Conceptions of Democracy 2. Inequality, Political Culture, and Popular Sovereignty Part 2: History: Colonial Legacies, Mass Politics and Democracy 3. Democratic and Autocratic Threads in Latin American History 4. Political without Economic Independence Part 3: Development and Mass Politics int the Twentieth Century 5. Development and Dependency: Theory and Practice in Latin America 6. Populism, Development and Democracy in the Twentieth Century Part 4: Democratic Breakdown, Economic Struggles, and Transitions 7. Democratic Breakdown and Military Rule 8. State and Market in Latin America 9. Transitions and “Pact Democracies” in Brazil and the Southern Cone 10. Transitions of Party-Dominant Regimes in Mexico and Venezuela Part 5: Revolution and Democracy 11. Nationalism and Revolution in Mexico and Cuba 12. Democracy in Times of Revolution Part 6: Movements, Civil Society and Parties 13. Social Class and Politics in Latin America 14. “New” Social Movements, New Politics? 15. Parties and Electoral Politics Part 7: Rights, Institutions and Law: The Formal Rules of the Game 16. Institution, Constitutions and Governance 17. Corruption, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law Part 8: Globalization and the Role of the United States 18. Democracy in Times of Globalization 19. Democracy, Intervention and American Foreign Policy. Conclusion

’Based on extensive fieldwork in Cuba and the US, Eckstein shows that immigrant incorporation and enduring homeland involvements are cohort specific — how Cubans feel about their homeland and what they want to do about it depends upon when they leave and what they leave with. Her research also shows how the same group settles differently in different contexts of reception. A must-read for migration scholars, Latin Americanists, and policymakers alike.’ - Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, USA This nuanced book offers a rare in-depth analysis of Cuban immigrants’ social, cultural, economic, and political adaptation, their transformation of Miami into the ’northernmost Latin American city,’ and their cross-border engagement and homeland impact.

Selected Contents: Introduction 1. Immigrants and the Weight of Their Past 2. Immigrant Imprint in America 3. Politics for Whom and for What? 4. The Personal is Political: Bonding across Borders 5. Cuba Through the Looking Glass 6. Transforming Transnational Ties into Economic Worth 7. Dollarization and Its Discontents: Homeland Impact of Diaspora Generosity 8. Reenvisioning Immigration. Appendix I: Field Research 2009: 6 x 9: 312pp Hb: 978-0-415-99922-9: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99923-6: $32.95 eBook: 978-0-203-88100-2

February 2011: 6 x 9: 544pp Hb: 978-0-415-88916-2: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-88917-9: $49.95

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2nd Edition

Latin American Democracy Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? Edited by Richard L. Millett, Southern Illinois University, USA, Jennifer S. Holmes, University of Texas at Dallas, USA and Orlando J. Pérez, Central Michigan University, USA

Contributors — both practitioners and academics, North Americans and Latin Americans — explore and assess the state of democratic consolidation in Latin America by focusing on the specific issues and challenges confronting democratic governance in the region.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction Richard L. Millett 2. Democratic Consolidation in Latin America? Jennifer Holmes 3. Measuring Democratic Political Culture in Latin America Orlando Pérez 4. Latin American Democracy: How is it Viewed From the North? Ambler Moss 5. Latin American Democracy: The View from the South Francisco Rojas Aravena 6. The Rule of Law in Latin America Luz E. Nagle 7. Executive-Legislative Relations and Democracy in Latin America Peter Siavelis 8. Feminism in Latin America: Equity, Justice, and Survival Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres 9. New Politics, New Parties? Roberto Espindola 10. The State, the Military and the Citizen Rut Diamint and Laura Tedesco 11. Democratization, Globalization, and Social Change: An Evolving Human Rights Chip Pitts and Jorge Daniel Taillant 12. Latin American Democracy and the Media Don Bohning 13. Indian Nationalism, Democracy and the Future of the Nation-State in Central and South America Martin E. Anderson 14. The Persistent Attraction of Populism in the Andes Julio Carrión 15. Crime and Citizen Security: Democracy’s Achilles Heel Richard Millett 16. The Left in Government: Deepening or Constraining Democracy in Latin America? Martin Nilsson 17. Democracy and Economic Growth in Latin America Isaac Cohen 18. Is Latin America Condemned by Corruption? Juan F. Facetti 19. The U.S. Role in Democratization: Coping with Episodic Embraces Gene E. Bigler 20. Conclusion Orlando Pérez and Jennifer S. Holmes 2008: 6 x 9: 384pp Hb: 978-0-415-99047-9: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99048-6: $39.95 eBook: 978-0-203-88418-8

Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond The War On ’Illegals’ and the Remaking of the U.S. – Mexico Boundary Joseph Nevins, Vassar College, USA

This is a major revision and update of Nevins’ earlier classic and is an ideal text for use with undergraduate students in a wide variety of courses on immigration, transnational issues, and the politics of race, inclusion and exclusion. Not only has the author brought his subject completely up to date, but as a ’case’ of increasing economic integration and liberalization along with growing immigration control, the US / Mexico Border and its history is put in a wider global context of similar developments elsewhere.

A companion website is available at The companion website contains key U.S. government documents related to the boundary and immigration enforcement strategy; reports from non-partisan research entities and non-governmental organizations that evaluate enforcement from a civil and human rights perspective; and studies that investigate migrant deaths in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. There are also photo essays, including one related to deportations and another to California’s Border Field State Park, for which the site also includes historic photos and other resources. Finally, the site has links to websites—from U.S. government agencies involved in boundary and immigrant policing, to humanitarian and border, migrant, and human rights organizations. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Nation-Building in the Borderlands: Constructing the U.S.-Mexico Boundary 3. Generating Difference in San Diego-Tijuana 4. Sharpening the Divide: From Border to Boundary 5. Producing the Crisis: The Emergence of Operation Gatekeeper 6. The Ideological Roots of the Illegal as Threat and the Boundary as Protector 7. The Effects and Significance of the Bounding of the United States 8. Security in an Age of Global Apartheid February 2010: 6 x 9: 312pp Hb: 978-0-415-99693-8: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99694-5: $29.95 eBook: 978-0-203-85773-1 For more information, visit:

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politics and international relations Leftovers

Global Economy Contested

Tales of the Latin American Left

Power and Conflict across the International Division of Labour

Edited by Jorge G. Castañeda and Marco A. Morales, both at New York University, USA

Edited by Marcus Taylor, Queen’s University, Canada

’This book will surely not be the last word written on the new Latin American left. But it offers several important contributions for those who want to understand the most recent set of surprises and puzzles that Latin America has offered the scholarly community.’ - Matthew R. Cleary, Syracuse University, USA

Over a decade ago, Jorge Castañeda wrote the classic Utopia Unarmed, which offered a penetrating and comprehensive account of the Latin American left’s fate at the end of the Cold War. Since then, the left across Latin America has travelled in paths no one could have predicted. Latin American nations from Mexico to Argentina wavered for years between leftism and American-supported neoliberalism, but in recent years the left has experienced a tremendous resurgence throughout the region. However, the left is not unified, and as Castañeda, Morales, and their contributors show, it has followed two distinct paths – a more cosmopolitan style leftism, exemplified by Brazil and Chile, and a left fuelled by populist nationalism that has clear debts to Perón or Cárdenas, and is most evident in Venezuela, Mexico’s PRD, Bolivia, and Argentina. Leftovers comprehensively updates this very important story, with country and area specialists contributing. Selected Contents: Part 1: Revisting the Utopia 1. The Current State of the Utopia Jorge G. Castañeda and Marco A. Morales 2. Have Latin Americans Turned Left? Marco A. Morales Part 2: What Has the Left Done Right (or Wrong)? 3. Ecumenism and Diversity: A Tale of Economic and Trade Policies of the New Left Diana Tussie and Pablo Heidrich 4. Social Policy José Merino 5. Nationalism Jorge G. Castañeda, Marco A. Morales and Patricio Navia Part 3: Case Studies 6. The New and the Old in Brazil’s PT Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Sofia Checa 7. The Successful Chilean Left: Neo-Liberal and Socialist Patricio Navia 8. Uruguay, a Role Model for the Left? David Altman, Juan Pablo Luna and Rosana Castiglioni 9. Venezuela: The Left Turning Further Left? Raul Sánchez-Urribarri 10. The Left in Peru: Wagons that Lack an Engine Martin Tanaka 11. The Evolution of the Mexican Left Kathleen Bruhn Part 4: Prognosis 12. Where Do We Go Now? Jorge G. Castañeda 2008: 6 x 9: 280pp Hb: 978-0-415-95670-3: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-95671-0: $34.95 eBook: 978-0-203-92673-4 For more information, visit:

Series: Rethinking Globalizations Emphasizing the social processes that underpin the global economy and demonstrating how the uneven effects of global economic integration impact upon actors this book also underlines the reciprocal effects that reconfigure the terrain of global accumulation.

Selected Contents: Part 1: Reworking the International Division of Labour 1. Power, Conflict and the Production of the Global Economy Marcus Taylor 2. Globalisation and the Uneven Subsumption of Labour under Capital in Russia Simon Clarke 3. Making the ‘Workshop of the World’: China and the International Division of Labour Étienne Cantin and Marcus Taylor Part 2: Commodity Chains, Labour Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility 4. Restructuring and Conflict in the Global Athletic Footwear Industry: Nike, Yue Yuen and Labour Codes of Conduct Jeroen Merk 5. Offshore Production, Labour Standards and Collective Organisation in the Globalizing US Garment Industry Étienne Cantin 6. Corporate Social Responsibility and Labour Market Discipline: Contesting Social Reproduction in Low-Wage America Ryan Foster Part 3: Global Finance and Socially Responsible Investing 7. Pension Fund Capitalism, Pension Fund Socialism, and Dissent from Investment Paul Langley 8. Imposing Social Responsibility?: Pension Funds and the New Politics of Development Finance Susanne Soederberg Part 4: New Directions in Labour Organising 9. Challenging Labour Market Flexibilisation: Union and Community-Based Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa Marlea Clarke 10. After the Collapse: Workers and Social Conflict in Argentina Viviana Patroni 11. Globalisation, Contestation and Labour Internationalism: A Transformationalist Perspective Ronaldo Munck 2008: 234 x 156: 272pp Hb: 978-0-415-77548-9: $160.00 Pb: 978-0-415-77549-6: $44.95 eBook: 978-0-203-92724-3 For more information, visit:

Democratization and Market Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries Think Tanks as Catalysts James G. McGann, University of Pennsylvania, USA


Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

The Political Economy of Latin America

This book explores the pivotal role of think tanks in the democratization and economic reform movements by evaluating their overall effect on the transformation process in developing and transitional countries around the world.

Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development Peter Kingstone, University of Connecticut, USA

Neoliberalism has been at the centre of enormous controversy since its first appearance in Latin America in the early 1970s. Even neoliberalism’s strongest supporters concede that it has not lived up to its promises and that growth, poverty, and inequality all have performed considerably worse than hoped.

This brief text offers an unbiased reflection on the neoliberal debate in Latin America and the institutional puzzle that underlies the region’s difficulties with democratization and development. In addition to providing an overview of this key element of the Latin American political economy, Peter Kingstone also advances an important but under-explored argument about political institutions. Kingstone offers a unique contribution by mapping out the problem of how to understand institutions, why they are created, and why Latin American ones function the way they do. Selected Contents: 1. Markets, States, and the Challenge of Development in Latin America 2. Import-Substitution Industrialization and the Great Transformation in Latin America 3. Neoliberalism and its Discontents 4. The Two Lefts and the Return of the State 5. Government, Markets and Institutions—Reflections on Development

James G. McGann assesses twenty-three think tanks, located in nine countries and four regions of the world - Chile, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Botswana, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam - that have most impacted political and economic transitions in their respective countries. The author examines the role they played in the process of democratization and market reform during the late 80s and 90s and identifies the importance of think tanks in these processes by evaluating their overall effect on the policymaking process. He argues in the early stages of a transition from an authoritarian regime to an open and democratic society the activities of think tanks are especially critical, and they have provided a civil society safety net to support these fragile democracies. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, democratization, development, economic development and civil society. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction Part 1: Theoretical Framework 2. Democratization and Market Reform 3. Think Tanks and Economic and Market Transitions Part 2: Case Studies 4. Chile 5. Peru 6. Poland 7. Market Reform in Slovakia 8. Democratization in South Africa 9. Botswana 10. The Philippines 11. Thailand 12. Vietnam January 2010: 234 x 156: 272pp Hb: 978-0-415-54738-3: $120.00 eBook: 978-0-203-86532-3 For more information, visit:

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politics and international relations Reconstituting the Global Liberal Order

Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance

Legitimacy, Regulation and Security

Amy Lind, University of Cincinnati, USA

Kanishka Jayasuriya, Murdoch University, Australia

Series: Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy

Using an innovative framework, derived from the work of Carl Schmitt, the author explores the nexus between domestic political and constitutional structures and the global order, and examines how the post-war framework of international liberalism is crumbling under the new pressures of globalization.

2009: 216 x 138: 180pp Pb: 978-0-415-49977-4: $37.50

Selected Contents: Introduction: Development, Global Governance, and Sexual Subjectivities Amy Lind Part 1: Querying/Queering Development: Theories, Representations, Strategies 1. Why the Development Industry Should Get Over its Obsession with Bad Sex and Start to Think about Pleasure Susie Jolly 2. Transgendering Development: Reframing Hijras and Development Jyoti Puri 3. Querying Feminist Economics’ Straight Path to Development: Household Models Reconsidered Suzanne Bergeron Part 2: Negotiating Heteronormativity in Development Institutions 4. The World Bank’s GLOBE: Queers in/ Queering Development Andil Gosine 5. NGOs as Erotic Sites Ara Wilson 6. Promoting Exports, Restructuring Love: How the World Bank Manages Policy Tensions through Heteronormativity in the Flower Industry Kate Bedford 7. ’Headless Families’ and ‘Detoured Men’: Off the Straight Path of Modern Development in Bolivia Susan Paulson Part 3: Resisting Global Hegemonies, Struggling for Sexual Rights and Gender Justice 8. Spelling It Out: From Alphabet Soup to Sexual Rights and Gender Justice Sangeeta Budhiraja, Susana T. Fried and Alexandra Teixeira 9. Disrupting Gender Normativity in the Middle East: Supporting Gender Transgression as a Development Strategy Petra Doan 10. Behind the Mask: Developing LGBTI Visibility in Africa Ashley Currier 11. Queer Dominican Moves: In the Interstices of Colonial Legacies and Global Impulses Maja Horn

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Unspeakable Truths Transitional Justice and the Challenge of Truth Commissions Priscilla B. Hayner, International Center for Transitional Justice In a sweeping review of forty truth commissions, Priscilla Hayner delivers a definitive exploration of the global experience in official truth-seeking after widespread atrocities. When Unspeakable Truths was first published in 2001, it quickly became a classic, helping to define the field of truth commissions and the broader arena of transitional justice. This second edition is fully updated and expanded, covering twenty new commissions formed in the last ten years, analyzing new trends, and offering detailed charts that assess the impact of truth commissions and provide comparative information not previously available. Placing the increasing number of truth commissions within the broader expansion in transitional justice, Unspeakable Truths surveys key developments and new thinking in reparations, international justice, healing from trauma, and other areas. This book will help to define how these issues are addressed in the future. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Confronting Past Crimes: Transitional Justice and the Phenomenon of Truth Commissions 3. Why a Truth Commission? 4. The Five Strongest Truth Commissions 5. Other Illustrative Truth Commissions 6. What is the Truth? 7. The Truth About Women and Men 8. Truth and Justice: A Careful but Critical Relationship 9. Truth Commissions and the International Criminal Court 10. Naming Names of Perpetrators 11. Healing from the Past 12. Truth and Reparations 13. Reconciliation and Reforms 14. Leaving the Past Alone 15. When, How, and Who: Basic Questions of Methodology and Operations 16. Reflections: Looking Forward August 2010: 6 x 9: 376pp Hb: 978-0-415-87202-7: $135.00 Pb: 978-0-415-80635-0: $39.95 eBook: 978-0-203-86782-2 For more information, visit:

Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy

Drawing on gender, queer and postcolonial studies and representing different regional perspectives, this book critically examines the relationship among gender, sexuality, global governance, development and queer social movements in the global South.

January 2010: 234 x 156: 240pp Hb: 978-0-415-77607-3: $125.00 Pb: 978-0-415-59262-8: $53.95 eBook: 978-0-203-86834-8 For more information, visit:

The Politics of Central American Integration Rafael A. Sánchez Sánchez Since its inception in the 1960s to the regional negotiations in the 1990s and onwards, Central American integration has been a process characterized by both dramatic advances and setbacks. This book provides a theoretical explanation of this ebb and flow, examining different stages including the military conflicts of the 1980s, the subsequent Esquipulas peace process, and the relaunch of integration during the 1990s under the System of Central American Integration (SICA). Sánchez Sánchez’s analysis focuses on the policies and preferences of the larger states of the region, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, and argues that integration relies on intergovernmental bargaining. Interviews, historical and comparative data are presented in a format invaluable for students and teachers concerned with comparative regional integration, as well as for those seeking a greater understanding of contemporary Central American regional and international politics and development.

Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, University of Colorado, USA

2008: 6 x 9: 248pp Hb: 978-0-415-99615-0: $105.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88274-0

Series: Security and Governance

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’This ground-breaking study of truth commissions is essential reading for anyone interested in taking stock of one of the most common measures of transitional justice. His findings, that truth commissions have negative effects on human rights in the near term, and negligible impact on democratization, should be carefully considered by practitioners and scholars of transitional justice.’ - Chandra Lekha Sriram, University of East London, UK This book uses a multi-method approach to examine the impact of truth commissions on subsequent human rights protection and democratic practice and features cross-national case studies on South Africa, El Salvador, Chile and Uganda.

Selected Contents: Part 1: Truth-Seeking as an Article of Faith 1. An Inconvenient Truth 2. Theorizing Truth Commission Expectations Part 2: Experiments in Truth 3. South Africa’s Paradigmatic Truth and Reconciliation Commission 4. Chile’s Persistent Past 5. Truth and Peacebuilding in El Salvador 6. Historical Oblivion in Uganda Part 3: Truth Commissions in Cross-National Context 7. Truth Commissions, Human Rights, and Democracy Around the World Part 4: The Promise and Pitfalls of Truth Commissions 8. The Consequences of Truth January 2010: 234 x 156: 240pp Hb: 978-0-415-55321-6: $130.00 Pb: 978-0-415-55322-3: $34.95 eBook: 978-0-203-86202-5

The Unfinished Transition to Democracy in Latin America Juan Carlos Calleros-Alarcón, Mexican National Immigration Office This book examines the political evolution of the judiciary – a usually overlooked political actor – and its capacity to contribute to the process of democratic consolidation in Latin America during the 1990s. Calleros analyzes twelve countries in order to assess the independence, impartiality, political strength and efficiency of the judicial branch. The picture that emerges – with the one exception of Costa Rica – is the persistence of weak judicial systems, unable in practice to check other branches of government, including the executive and the military, while not quite effective in fully protecting human rights or in implementing due process of law guarantees. Aggravating issues, such as corruption, heavy case backlogs, overcrowding of prisons, circumvention of laws and personal vulnerability of judges, make the judiciary the least evolved of the three branches of government in the Latin American transitions to democracy. 2008: 6 x 9: 242pp Hb: 978-0-415-95763-2: $105.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88836-0 For more information, visit:

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politics and international relations Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America

Globalization, Knowledge and Labour

Ecuador in Comparative Perspective

Edited by Mario Novelli, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Anibel Ferus-Comelo, National Trade Union Initiative, India

Andrés Mejía Acosta, University of Sussex, UK This book explains how presidents achieve market-oriented reforms in a contentious political environment. Mejía Acosta argues that presidents in Ecuador adopted significant reforms by crafting informal yet functional coalitions with opposition parties in congress. This pattern of success is particularly relevant in a country known for its chronic political fragmentation and deep regional and ethnic divisions. Paradoxically, the adoption of constitutional reforms to promote governance undermined the success of informal coalitions and directly contributed to greater regime instability after 1996. Mejía Acosta’s work offers a compelling analysis of how formal and informal political institutions contribute to policy change. His far-reaching conclusions will capture the attention of political scientists and scholars of Latin America.

Education for Solidarity within Spaces of Resistance

Series: Rethinking Globalizations

Explores the place of knowledge in contemporary capitalism by raising the question of how labour movements learn, what strategies they deploy to defend their interests and to what extent processes of neoliberal globalization and the new geography of global capitalism are producing alternative geographies of labour knowledge production and practice.

2009: 6 x 9: 192pp Hb: 978-0-415-99354-8: $105.00 eBook: 978-0-203-87898-9 For more information, visit:

Asia and Latin America

2009: 234 x 156: 264pp Hb: 978-0-415-43663-2: $140.00 eBook: 978-0-203-87068-6 For more information, visit:

Political, Economic and Multilateral Relations Edited by Jörn Dosch, University of Leeds, UK and Olaf Jacob, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series Until the late 1980s, Japan was the only Asian country in Asia with notable political and economic relations. Since then, however, several Asian nations have perceived growing links with the Latin American region as a means of diversifying their political and particularly economic relations while many Latin American decision-makers have increasingly recognised the strategic importance of East Asia in their foreign policy and foreign economic policy designs. This book analyses the economic, political and socio-cultural relations between Asia and Latin America and examines their growing importance in international relations. In the first part of the book the contributors look at the policies, interests and strategies of individual Asian and Latin American states, while the second part delves into the analysis of multilateral institution-building in Asia-Latin America relations. As such, Asia and Latin America will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of comparative politics, international relations, Asian politics and Latin American politics. February 2010: 234 x 156: 272pp Hb: 978-0-415-55650-7: $130.00 eBook: 978-0-203-86036-6

Protest, Repression and Political Regimes An Empirical Analysis of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa Sabine C. Carey, University of Nottingham, UK Series: Security and Governance

This volume investigates the relationship between protest, repression and political regimes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Considering how different political regimes use repression and respond to popular protest, this book analyzes the relationship between protest and repression in Africa and Latin America between the late 1970s and the beginning of the twenty first century. Drawing on theories, multi-method empirical analyses and case studies, the author of this volume sets out to investigate the reciprocal dynamics between protest and repression. Distinctive features of this volume include: • quantitative analyses that highlight general trends in the protest-repression relationship

• case studies of different political regimes in Chile and Nigeria, emphasising the dynamics at the micro-level

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• an emphasis on the importance of full democratization in order to reduce the risk, and intensity, of intra-state conflict

The United Nations in Latin America

Focusing on political regimes in different areas of the world, Protest, Repression and Political Regimes will be of vital interest to students and scholars of conflict studies, human rights and social movements.

Aiding Development Francis Adams, Old Dominion University, USA Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics Francis Adams examines the United Nations’ efforts to promote sustainable development in Latin America. Adams analyzes the development work of various UN institutions and agencies that sponsor economic and social programs in the developing world as well as the UN’s various funding initiatives, global conferences, and institutional goals.

2008: 234 x 156: 160pp Hb: 978-0-415-42484-4: $140.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88498-0 For more information, visit:

Governing Women

2009: 6 x 9: 208pp Hb: 978-0-415-80613-8: $95.00 eBook: 978-0-203-86191-2

Women’s Political Effectiveness in Contexts of Democratization and Governance Reform

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Edited by Anne Marie Goetz, UNIFEM, USA Series: Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

Globalization and the Decolonial Option Edited by Walter D. Mignolo, Duke University, USA and Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina, USA If the secular was an option that Europe offered to the world and transformed European imperialism, the decolonial option is emerging from the non-European world as responses to both Christianity and the European secular. This book was published as a special issue of Cultural Studies.

Using case studies from around the world, this volume argues that good governance from a gender perspective requires more than just additional women in politics: it requires fundamental incentive changes to orient public action and policy to support gender equality. 2008: 6 x 9: 307pp Hb: 978-0-415-95652-9: $105.00 eBook: 978-0-203-89250-3 For more information, visit:

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politics and international relations Research and International Trade Policy Negotiations

The Consolidation of Democracy

Knowledge and Power in Latin America

Carsten Q. Schneider, Central European University, Hungary

Edited by Mercedes Botto, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Argentina

Series: Democratization Studies

Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

This innovative book seeks to explain what factors account for the consolidation of young democracies in over thirty countries in Latin America and Europe throughout the last quarter of the twentieth century.

The international trade negotiations that were launched throughout Latin America in the 1990s required developing countries to seek out research that could help them make informed decisions. This book examines the complex links between the research centers and international organizations who produced the information and the governments who used it.

Comparing Europe and Latin America

2008: 234 x 156: 208pp Hb: 978-0-415-46806-0: $140.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88677-9

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The International Politics of Democratization Comparative Perspectives Edited by Nuno Severiano Teixeira, New University of Lisbon, Portugal and Minister of National Defence of the Portuguese Government Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics Examines the international dimensions of democratization processes, showing the degree to which international actors have an influence on what were once thought of as exclusively domestic processes of political change. 2008: 234 x 156: 240pp Hb: 978-0-415-45303-5: $140.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93877-5

Narcos Over the Border Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries Edited by Robert J. Bunker, Counter-OPFOR Corporation, USA

The book takes a hard hitting look at the drug wars taking place in Mexico between competing gangs, cartels, and mercenary factions; their insurgency against the Mexican state; the narco-violence and terrorism that is increasingly coming over the border into the United States, and its interrelationship with domestic prison and street gangs. Analysis and response strategies are provided by leading writers on 3GEN gang theory, counterterrorism, transnational organized crime, and homeland security.

The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics

Narcos Over the Border is divided into three sections: narco-opposing force (NARCO OPFOR) organization and technology use; patterns of violence and corruption and the illicit economy; and United States response strategies. The work also includes short introductory essays, a strategic threat overview, an afterword and selected references. Specific topics covered include: advanced weaponry, internet use, kidnappings and assassinations, torture, beheadings, and occultism, cartel and gang evolutionary patterns, drug trafficking, street taxation, corruption, and border firefights.

Edited by Shalini Puri, University of Pittsburgh, USA

This book was published as a special issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies.

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The year 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the thirtieth anniversary of the Grenadian and Nicaraguan Revolutions, and as such offered an occasion to assess the complex legacies of revolutionary politics in the Caribbean. This volume considers what we might learn from such revolutionary projects and their afterlives, from their successes and their errors. It explores what the struggles currently underway in the Caribbean share with these earlier and longer revolutionary traditions, and how they depart from them. It analyzes radical movements in Jamaica, Grenada, Cuba, Venezuela, Guadeloupe, Suriname, and Guyana, not only in their national dimensions, but in terms of their regional linkages and mutual influences. The chapters are drawn from various disciplines and a range of democratic leftist projects. They consider not only state and party politics, but also civil society, cultural politics and artistic production, strikes, and grassroots activism.

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State Violence and Genocide in Latin America The Cold War Years Edited by Marcia Esparza, City University of New York, USA, Henry R. Huttenbach, New York City College, USA and Daniel Feierstein, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

This book was published as a special issue of the Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

September 2010: 246 x 189: 176pp Hb: 978-0-415-58689-4: $125.00

Using case studies based on the regimes of Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay, this book shows how U.S foreign policy – far from promoting long term political stability and democratic institutions – has actually undermined them. The first part of the book is an inquiry into the larger historical context in which the development of an unequal power relationship between the United States and Latin American and Caribbean nations evolved after the proliferation of the Monroe Doctrine. The region came to be seen as a contested terrain in the East-West conflict of the Cold War, and a new US-inspired ideology, the ‘National Security Doctrine’, was used to justify military operations and the hunting down of individuals and groups labelled as ‘communists’. Following on from this historical context, the book then provides an analysis of the mechanisms of state and genocidal violence is offered, demonstrating how in order to get to know the internal enemy, national armies relied on US intelligence training and economic aid to carry out their surveillance campaigns.

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Dominant Political Parties and Democracy Concepts, Measures, Cases and Comparisons Edited by Matthijs Bogaards, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany and Françoise Boucek, Queen Mary University of London, UK Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

This edited volume explores political violence and genocide in Latin America during the Cold War, examining this in light of the United States’ hegemonic position on the continent.

This book examines dominant parties in both established democracies and new democracies and explores the relationship between dominant parties and the democratic process. Combining theoretical and empirical research and bringing together leading experts in the field, it features case studies on Japan, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Italy, France and South Africa.

This book will be of interest to students of Latin American politics, US foreign policy, human rights and terrorism and political violence in general.

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history & archaeology Forthcoming in 2011


The Caribbean History Reader

The History of Mexico

Edited by Nicola Foote, Florida International University, USA

From Pre-Conquest to Present

Philip Russell, Independent Scholar, Texas, USA

The Caribbean is increasingly being recognized as having been at the heart of world history and global development, despite its small geographic size. It is the lynchpin of the Atlantic economy. Further, through a series of migrations, Caribbean people have come to be represented in most of the major cities of the West, and have impacted the histories of Britain, Canada, and the United States.

The Caribbean History Reader provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of Caribbean history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. It brings together a range of classic and innovative texts, and creates an introduction to Caribbean political, economic, social and cultural currents that provides an important first reference point to scholars and students alike. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Pre-Columbian Indigenous Societies 3. First Encounters and Indigenous Resistance 4. Early European Development 5. The Development of the Sugar Industry 6. The Slave Trade 7. Slave Economy, Demography and the Imperative of Social Control 8. Slave Society: Race, Class and Gender Realities 9. Slave Resistance and Maroonage 10. Haitian Revolution 11. The Abolition of Slavery/ The Disintegration of Caribbean Slave Systems 12. Cuban Independence 13. Post-Emancipation Society and Economy 14. Indentureship 15. Colonial Education and the Black Middle-Class 16. U.S. Interventions in the Early Twentieth Century 17. War, Labor and Urban Protest 18. Independence, Nationhood and Identity 19. Dictatorship and Political Repression: Trujillo and Duvalier 20. The Cuban Revolution and Its Aftermath 21. Revolutionary Currents in the English-Speaking Caribbean: Socialism and Black Power 22. Industralization, Economic Diversification, Growth and Poverty 23. Migration and Diaspora 24. Tourism 25. Popular Culture 26. Popular Religion 27. Race and Class in the Post-Colonial Era 28. Men, Women, Family, and Respectability in Postcolonial Society 29. Women and Feminisms 30. Indigenous Revival January 2011: 7 x 10: 480pp Hb: 978-0-415-80022-8: $125.00 Pb: 978-0-415-80023-5: $49.95 For more information, visit:


Latin America since Independence A History with Primary Sources Alexander Dawson, Simon Fraser University, Canada What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the ’other’ Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through eleven carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole. Key themes include: • race and citizenship

The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest through the election of 2006 and its aftermath. The book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history from the pre-colonial times to the present, and includes a glossary as well as numerous tables and images for comprehensive study. In lively and engaging prose, Philip Russell guides readers through major themes that still resonate today including: • the role of women in society • environmental change

• the evolving status of Mexico’s indigenous people • African slavery and the role of race • government economic policy • foreign relations with the United States and others. The companion website provides many useful student tools including multiple choice questions, extra book chapters, and links to online resources, as well as digital copies of the maps from the book. For additional information and classroom resources please visit The History of Mexico companion website at Selected Contents: Part 1: The First Three Millennia, 1519-1800 1. Mesoamerica 2. The Conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521 3. Three Centuries of Colonialism, 1521-1810 4. From Corn to Capitalism, 1521-1810 5. The Far North, 1598-1810 Part 2: Independence, 1810-1821 6. The End of Spanish Rule, 1810-1821 Part 3: Early Nineteenth Century Mexico, 1821-1855 7. Nationhood, 1821-1855 8. The Dawn of Industrialization, 1821-1855 9. The Diplomats Arrive, 1821-1855 10. The North Adrift, 1821-1845 11. Shifting Boundries, 1845-1855 Part 4: Late Nineteenth Century Mexico, 1856-1909 12. Juárez & Díaz, 1856-1909 13. Plunging into the International Market, 1856-1909 14. A Superpower Emerges Next-door, 1856-1909 Part 5: The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1916 15. Replacing Don Porfirio, 1910-1916 16. Destruction and Development, 1910-1916 17. Trying to Pick a Winner, 1910-1916 Part 2: After the Revolution, 1917-1940 18. Institutionalizing the New Regime, 1917-1940 19. Picking up the Pieces, 1917-1940 20. Uncle Sam Confronts Revolutionary Nationalism, 1917-1940 Part 7: The Rise of the Perfect Dictatorship, 1941-1970 21. After Cárdenas, 1941-1970 22. The Mexican Economic Miracle, 1941-1970 23. The New Partnership, 1941-1970 Part 8: The Fall of the Perfect Dictatorship, 1971-2000 24. Politics in Times of Crisis, 1971-2000 25. Plunging Back into the International Market, 1971-2000 26. The End of Nationalism, 1971-2000 Part 9: The New Millennium 27. The 2000 Election 28. The Fox Administration, 2000-2006 29. The 2006 Election 30. The Calderon Administraiton, 2006-2009 June 2010: 7 x 10: 808pp Hb: 978-0-415-87236-2: $125.00 Pb: 978-0-415-87237-9: $54.95 eBook: 978-0-203-85127-2 For more information, visit:

• inequality and economic development • politics and rights • social and cultural movements • globalization • violence and civil society. The short, thematic chapters are bolstered by the inclusion of relevant primary documents – many translated for the first time – including advertisements and posters, song lyrics, political speeches, government documents, and more. Each chapter also includes timelines highlighting important dates and suggestions for further reading. A highly interactive companion website contains the full text of excerpted documents, extra images and timelines, film clips, and student review materials. Richly informative and highly readable, Latin America since Independence provides compelling accounts of this region’s past and present. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Latin America since Independence companion website at www.routledge/textbooks/dawson. Selected Contents: 1. Independence Narratives, Past and Present 2. Caudillos versus the Nation State 3. Indians and Slaves as Citizens of the Republic 4. The Export Boom as Modernity 5. Signs of Crisis in a Gilded Age 6. Commerce, Coercion, and America’s Empire 7. Power to the People 8. A Decade of Revolution in Cuba 9. Peru in an Age of Terror 10. A Right to Have Rights in the New Democracies 11. Bolivia’s Left Turn. Epilogue September 2010: 7 x 10: 352pp Hb: 978-0-415-99195-7: $125.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99196-4: $42.95 eBook: 978-0-203-84535-6

Foreign Aid as Foreign Policy The Alliance for Progress in Latin America Jeffrey Taffet, United States Merchant Marine Academy, USA

Foreign Aid as Foreign Policy presents a wide-ranging, thoughtful analysis of the most significant economic-aid program of the 1960s, John F. Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress. Introduced in 1961, the program was a ten-year, multi-billion-dollar foreign-aid commitment to Latin American nations, meant to help promote economic growth and political reform, with the long-term goal of countering Communism in the region. Considering the Alliance for Progress in Chile, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia, Jeffrey F. Taffet deftly examines the programís successes and failures, providing an in-depth discussion of economic aid and foreign policy, showing how policies set in the 1960s are still affecting how the U.S. conducts foreign policy today. This study adds an important chapter to the history of US-Latin American Relations.

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literature & the arts

Origins of the Black Atlantic

2nd Edition

Edited by Laurent Dubois, Duke University, USA and Julius S. Scott, University of Michigan, USA Series: Rewriting Histories

Between 1492 and 1820, about two-thirds of the people who crossed the Atlantic to the Americas were Africans. With the exception of the Spanish, all the European empires settled more Africans in the New World than they did Europeans. The vast majority of these enslaved men and women worked on plantations, and their labor was the foundation for the expansion of the Atlantic economy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Until relatively recently, comparatively little attention was paid to the perspectives, daily experiences, hopes, and especially the political ideas of the enslaved who played such a central role in the making of the Atlantic world. Over the past decades, however, huge strides have been made in the study of the history of slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic world. This collection brings together some of the key contributions to this growing body of scholarship, that can be used to understand and reconstruct the lives of these enslaved people. 2009: 6-1/8 x 9-1/4: 424pp Hb: 978-0-415-99445-3: $125.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99446-0: $38.95 For more information, visit:


The First Maya Civilization Ritual and Power Before the Classic Period Francisco Estrada-Belli, Boston University, USA

When the Maya kings of Tikal dedicated their first carved monuments in the third century A.D., inaugurating the Classic period of Maya history that lasted for six centuries and saw the rise of such famous cities as Palenque, Copan and Yaxchilan, Maya civilization was already nearly a millennium old. Its first cities, such as Nakbe and El Mirador, had some of the largest temples ever raised in Prehispanic America, while others such as Cival showed even earlier evidence of complex rituals. The reality of this Preclassic Maya civilization has been documented by scholars over the past three decades: what had been seen as an age of simple village farming, is now known to have been the period when the Maya made themselves into one of the New World’s most innovative societies. This book discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions. November 2010: 234 x 156: 176pp Hb: 978-0-415-42993-1: $110.00 Pb: 978-0-415-42994-8: $35.95 For more information, visit:


Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America An Encyclopedia Edited by Susan Toby Evans and David Webster, both at Penn State, USA

In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their cultural evolution. Entries range from the familiar and world-renowned archaeological discoveries of Maya and Aztec sites to more recent excavations such as the Sayil archaeological zone in the Yucatan and Teopantecuanitlan in Guerrero. A rich historical and cultural resource on one of the world’s six cradles of civilization, this reference is ideal for students, scholars, and prospective travelers.

Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil Larry Crook, University of Florida, USA Series: Focus on World Music Series

Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is layered with complexity and diversity. Based on the author’s field research during the past twenty years, the book describes and analyzes the social/historical contexts and contemporary musical practices of Afro-Brazilian religion, selected Carnival traditions, Bahia’s black cultural renaissance, the traditions of rural migrants, and currents in new popular music.

Part One presents important issues and topics that encompass all of Brazil, and provides a general survey of Brazil’s diverse musical landscape. Part Two presents historical trajectories and contemporary examples of Afro-Brazilian traditions, Carnival music, and northeastern popular music. Part Three presents two case studies that explore the ground-level activities of contemporary musicians in Northeast Brazil and the ways in which they move between local, national, and international realms. The accompanying CD offers vivid musical examples that are discussed in the text Selected Contents: Series Foreword Part 1: Understanding Music in Brazil 1. Brazil: A Country Divided 2. Brazilian Music in Focus: A History of Hybridity Part 2: Creating Music in Brazil 3. Afro-Brazilian Musical Traditions: Candomblé, Afoxé, and Maracatu 4. Making Multiracial Carnival Music: The Frevo 5. Inventing Northeastern Popular Music for the Nation Part 3: Focusing In: Intimate Portraits and the Reinvention of Brazilian Music 6. Two Case Studies from the Northeast: Banda de Pífanos and Cantoria de Viola 7. Reinventing Africa and Remixing Hybridity: Blocos Afro and Mangue Beat Appendix: Musical Examples on the Compact Disc. Chapter Endnotes. Glossary. Bibliography. Discography. Index 2009: 6-3/4 x 9-1/2: 304pp Hb: 978-0-415-96066-3: $120.00 Pb: 978-0-415-96065-6: $46.95 eBook: 978-0-203-88652-6 For more information, visit:

The Handbook of Spanish Language Media Alan Albarran, University of North Texas, USA

With the rise of Spanish language media around the world, no reference work is available that provides an overview of the field or its emerging issues. The Handbook of Spanish Language Media is intended to fill that need. The goal is to establish a Handbook that will become the definitive source for scholars interested in this emerging field of study; not only to provide background knowledge of the various issues and topics relevant to Spanish Language media, but also to establish directions for future research in this rapidly growing area. This volume is an edited compilation, drawing on the expertise of authors and collaborators throughout the globe. The Handbook consists of three main sections:

• overview of Spanish language media • issues in Spanish language media • future directions in Spanish language media. The work is an essential reference work for graduate students, professors, and media practitioners interested in Spanish language media, and is certain to influence the course of future research in this growing and increasing influential area. 2009: 246 x 174: 336pp Hb: 978-0-415-99044-8: $180.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99101-8: $59.95 eBook: 978-0-203-92647-5 For more information, visit:

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geography and urban studies

Contemporary Travel Writing of Latin America

The Diaspora Strikes Back

Claire Lindsay, University College London, UK

Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning

Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

Juan Flores, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, USA

This book considers how contemporary travelers from Latin America write their journeys at and about home. How do Latin American writers of the late twentieth-century negotiate the hybrid and volatile category of travel writing, which has been shaped in large part by myriad Euro-American travelers? How do they engage with the enduring myths about the region perpetuated by their imperial/ist predecessors? And, if not journeys of expansion or exploration, on precisely what kinds of ‘travel’ do their own journeys rest? Drawing on ideas from many disciplines, including anthropology, philosophy, sociology, literary and cultural studies, this book considers contemporary journey narratives from Latin America through a series of case studies concerning four key sites of travel, each of which engenders particular forms of travel and travel narrative: Patagonia, the Andes, Mexico and the Mexico-US border. This book thus explores the complex practice and representation of journeys in the region by writers including Luis Sepúlveda, Mempo Giardinelli, Andrés Ruggeri, Ana García Bergua, Silvia Molina, María Luisa Puga, Rubén Martínez and Luis Alberto Urrea. In doing so, it explores questions relating to mobility, representation, and globalization that are of widespread concern across the world today.

Series: Cultural Spaces

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In The Diaspora Strikes Back the eminent ethnic and cultural studies scholar Juan Flores flips the process on its head: what happens to the home country when it is being constantly fed by emigrants returning from abroad? He looks at how ’Nuyoricans’ (Puerto Rican New Yorkers) have transformed the home country, introducing hip hop and modern New York culture to the Caribbean island. While he focuses on New York and Mayaguez (in Puerto Rico), the model is broadly applicable. Indians introducing contemporary British culture to India; New York Dominicans bringing slices of New York culture back to the Dominican Republic; Mexicans bringing LA culture (from fast food to heavy metal) back to Guadalajara and Monterrey. This ongoing process is both massive and global, and Flores’ novel account will command a significant audience across disciplines.

2008: 6 x 9: 248pp Hb: 978-0-415-95260-6: $135.00 Pb: 978-0-415-95261-3: $39.95 eBook: 978-0-203-89461-3 For more information, visit:


Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literature Remitting the Text Kezia Page, Colgate University, USA

Planning Latin America’s Capital Cities 1850-1950 Edited by Arturo Almandoz, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Page casts light on the role of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page’s historical, socio-cultural study responds to the general trend in migration discourse that presents the Caribbean experience as unidirectional and uniform across the geographical spaces of home and diaspora. She argues that engaging the Caribbean diaspora and the massive waves of migration from the region that have punctuated its history, involves not only understanding communities in host countries and the conflicted identities of second generation subjectivities, but also interpreting how these communities interrelate with and affect communities at home. In particular, Page examines two socio-economic and political practices, remittance and deportation, exploring how they function as tropes in migrant literature, and as ways of theorizing such literature.

In this first comprehensive work in English to describe the building of Latin America’s capital cities in the postcolonial period, Arturo Almandoz and his contributors demonstrate how Europe and France in particular shaped their culture, architecture and planning until the United States began to play a part in the 1930s.

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Citizenship, Democracy and Public Space in Latin America Clara Irazábal, University of Southern California, USA

Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America Edited by Victoria Ruétalo, University of Alberta, Canada and Dolores Tierney, University of Sussex, UK Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies Exploring the much neglected area of Latin American exploitation cinema, this anthology challenges established continental and national histories and canons which often exclude exploitation cinema due to its perceived ‘low’ cultural status. It argues that Latin American exploitation cinema makes an important aesthetic and social contribution to the larger body of Latin American cinema – often competing with Hollywood and more mainstream national cinemas in terms of popularity. 2009: 6 x 9: 344pp Hb: 978-0-415-99386-9: $128.00 eBook: 978-0-203-87892-7 For more information, visit:

Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

Clara Irazábal and her contributors explore the urban history of some of Latin Americaís great cities through studies of their public spaces and what has taken place there. The avenues and plazas of Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, Caracas, Bogotaì, São Paulo, Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires have been the backdrop for extraordinary, history-making events. While some argue that public spaces are a prerequisite for the expression, representation and reinforcement of democracy, they can equally be used in the pursuit of totalitarianism. Indeed, public spaces, in both the past and present, have been the site for the contestation by ordinary people of various stances on democracy and citizenship. By exploring the use and meaning of public spaces in Latin American cities, this book sheds light on contemporary definitions of citizenship and democracy in the Americas.

Selected Contents: Part 1: Cities, Democracies and Powers: The Politics of Spatial Appropriations and Social Representations Part 2: Place, Citizenships and Nationhoods: Singularity of Place, Multiplicity of Projects 2008: 234 x 156: 264pp Hb: 978-0-415-35452-3: $125.00 eBook: 978-0-203-00121-9 For more information, visit:

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business & economics

Sporting Cultures

Best Human Resource Management Practices in Latin America

Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body Edited by David Wood and P. Louise Johnson, both at University of Sheffield, UK Series: Sport in the Global Society

Edited by Anabella Davila, Monterrey TEC, Mexico and Marta M. Elvira, Universidad de Navarra, Madrid, Spain.

The essays that comprise this book mark new territory in the study of sport in the Hispanic world, a key site of cultural experience for the populations of Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula. The scope of the volume is the exploration of the representation and interaction of sport / text / body in a variety of cultural forms in Latin America, Spain and the chicano population of the USA. As such, it opens a path for further study of an area that is experiencing significant growth in the international academic community. The book consists of 11 chapters by different authors, and an introduction, totalling c.85,000 words. The essays deal with the key sporting practices of the Hispanic world, including boxing, baseball, athletics, Olympic movements and football, approaching them as physical manifestations in their own right and as cultural representations (via media images, poetry, narrative fiction, murals) through the research methodologies of the humanities and social sciences.

Latin America today presents a dynamic but challenging business landscape. Although foreign investment in the region has risen, Asia’s increasing role in the global economy is a challenge to Latin America’s competitiveness. At the same time, Translatina firms – Latin American trans-national companies – continue to grow in capital and influence.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport

• the relationship between political, economic and social forces and HR practices

2008: 246 x 174: 208pp Hb: 978-0-415-45762-0: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-57460-0: $39.95

• the role of HRM practices for business strategy in Latin America

This original collection explores the tensions between the strategic HRM policies demanded by global competition and local approaches rooted in Latin American cultural values. The book uses a selection of real-life case studies, plus quantitative data, to understand the unique challenges of human resource management in Latin America, exploring: • lessons from successful HRM practices in the region • national development and HRM practices

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• diverse specific social and cultural contexts.


Written by regional-based academics with intimate knowledge of the cultural and business landscapes, this is an important reading for students of human resource management, and business and management

Representing the Nation Sport and Spectacle in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Claire Brewster and Keith Brewster, both at Newcastle University, UK Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives Mexico City’s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games should have been a pinnacle in Mexico’s post-revolutionary development: a moment when a nation at ease with itself played proud host to a global celebration of youthful vigour. Representing the Nation argues, however, that from the moment that the city won the bid, the Mexican elite displayed an innate lack of trust in their countrymen. Beautification of the capital city went beyond that expected of a host. It included the removal of undesirables from sight and the sponsorship of public information campaigns designed to teach citizens basic standards of civility and decency. The book’s contention is that these and other measures exposed a chasm between what decades of post-revolutionary socio-cultural reforms had sought to produce, and what members of the elite believed their nation to be. While members of the Organising Committee deeply resented international scepticism of Mexico’s ability to stage the Games, they shared a fear that with the eyes of the world upon them, their compatriots would reveal Mexico’s aspirations to first world status to be a fraud. Using a detailed analysis of Mexico City’s preparations for the Olympic Games, we show how these tensions manifested themselves in the actions of the Organising Committee and government authorities. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport. Selected Contents: 1. Prologue: The Genre of Sport as a Means to an End 2. Sport and Society in Post-Revolutionary Mexico 3. The Rank Outsider: Mexico City’s Bid for the 1968 Olympic Games 4. Pride and Prejudice: Foreign Perceptions of Mexico as an Olympic Host 5. Cleaning the Cage: Mexico City’s Preparations for the Olympic Games 6. The Mexican Student Movement of 1968: An Olympic Perspective 7. Mexico City’s Hosting of the 1968 Olympic Games 8. Epilogue: The Legacy of the Mexico City Olympics May 2010: 246 x 174: 192pp Hb: 978-0-415-47415-3: $125.00 For more information, visit:

Selected Contents: 1. Best HRM Practices in Latin America: An Introduction 2. Stakeholder Management: The Case of Aracruz Celulose in Brazil 3. The Strategic Importance of Close Employment Relations in Conflict-Ridden Environments: Three Cases from Colombia 4. Stakeholders’ Perspective and Strategic Human Resource Management: Lessons from a Colombian Case Study 5. Learning Human Resources Management Best Practices from Spanish Multinationals in Latin America: A Case Study of Telefónica 6. Consistency of Business Strategy, Post-Acquisition Integration and Management of People: Developing a HRM Best Practice 7. Human Resource Practices and Business Performance: Grupo San Nicolás 8. HRM Systems in Mexico: Case Novo Nordisk 9. Performance Management in Knowledge-Intensive Firms: The Case of CompuSoluciones in Mexico 10. Walking the Talk of Safety in South America 11. Executive Staffing Practices in US-Mexican Joint Ventures: A Staffing Model for IJV Executives 12. Western Ethical Theories and their Relevance to HRM in Latin America 13. Business Schools in Latin America: Global Players at Last? 14. Theoretical Approaches for HRM in Latin América 2008: 234 x 156: 208pp Hb: 978-0-415-40060-2: $180.00 Pb: 978-0-415-40062-6: $59.95 eBook: 978-0-203-86668-9 For more information, visit:

Economic Integration in the Americas Edited by Joseph A. McKinney and H. Stephen Gardner, both at Baylor University, USA Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy This new book brings together contributions from recognized experts in trade policy, discussing and evaluating economic integration in the Western Hemisphere and the alternative trade strategies being pursued in this area. Selected Contents: Section 1: Introduction Supachai Panitchpakdi Section 2: New Trade Strategies in the Americas The Past 20 years of Trade Policy: What Have We Learned so far and What are the Lessons for Latin America? Michael Hart. New Trade Strategies in the Americas Sherry Stephenson. The FTAA-WTO Divide: The Political Economy of Low Ambition Mario A. Marconini. Trade Liberalization as a Moral Imperative Richard Fisher Section 3: Regional and Sub-Regional Agreements in the Western Hemisphere NAFTA Regionalism in North America: NAFTA and the Mexican Case Victor Lopez Villafane and Mariana Rangel Padilla. CACM Central America in a Free Trade Area for the Americas Alberto Trejos. MERCOSUR MERCOSUR and US: No Finishing Date Felipe Frydman. Caribbean: The Caribbean Community - Integration among Small States Anneke Jessen. Other Trends in Latin American Integration: An Overview Osvaldo Rosales, Jose E. Duran Lima and Sebastian Saez Section 4: Results of North American and Hemispheric Trade Negotiations Does the FTAA Have a Future? Jeffrey Schott. Competing for the US Import Market: NAFTA and Non-NAFTA Countries Jorge Chami Batista. Beyond FTAs: Deepening North American Integration Wendy Dobson Section 5: Interaction of Regional and Global Trade Agreements Interactions of Regional and Global Trade Agreements Sylvia Ostry. Interactions between Regional and Global Trade Agreements Gary Hufbauer. Cleaning up the Spaghetti Bowl John Curtis. Isolation, Intervention, and Exchange Rights: Principles in Trade Theory Earl Grinols Section 6: Afterword Joseph McKinney and H. Stephen Gardner 2008: 234 x 156: 288pp Hb: 978-0-415-77388-1: $160.00 Pb: 978-0-415-78002-5: $39.95 eBook: 978-0-203-93040-3 For more information, visit:

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Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2

Towards Re-peripheralisation in Australia, Canada and Mexico?

Esmenia Simoes Osborne and Barbara McIntyre

Edited by Paul Bowles, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, Ray Broomhill, University of Adelaide, Australia, Teresa Gutiérrez-Haces, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico and Stephen McBride, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Series: Colloquial Series

Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Change in the Global Era In this book, the history of trade in Australia, Canada and Mexico is analyzed. By providing an historical and critical account of trade policy in these countries, it offers a welcome antidote to the ahistorical accounts of free trade supporters. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Political Economy of Australian Development in Long-Run Perspective: From Lucky Country to Banana Republic? 3. The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA): Reinforcing Re-Peripheralisation 4. Contesting Neoliberal Globalism in Australia: Opportunities for Progressive Alternatives 5. The Political Economy of Canadian Development in Long-Run Perspective 6. Canada’s Free-Trade Agreements with the US and Mexico: The Exaggeration of North American Trade 7. Contesting Neoliberal Globalism in Canada: A Sovereign Country in an Interdependent World 8. The Political Economy of Mexican Development in a Long-Run Perspective 9. Mexico and NAFTA: Re-Peripheralisation under the Labour Export-Led Model 10. Contesting Neoliberal Globalism in Mexico: Challenges for the Political and the Social Left 11. Re-Peripheralisation and its Alternatives: Comparative Conclusions 2008: 234 x 156: 240pp Hb: 978-0-415-42539-1: $140.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93026-7 For more information, visit:


The Political Economy of Integration The Experience of Mercosur Jeffrey W. Cason, Middlebury College, USA Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy This book assesses South America’s most ambitious attempt at economic integration, Mercosur, explaining the main—and inherent—weaknesses of the integration effort, through explicit comparison with the European experience with integration. Selected Contents: Introduction 1. Understanding Integration: The European Model and a South American Case 2. A Long-Standing Dream: Historical Experience with Integration in Latin America 3. The Launching of Mercosur 4. Mercosur’s Day in the Sun: Ambition Meets its Match 5. Mercosur in Slow-Motion Crisis 6. The Future of Mercosur and the Challenges of Economic Integration in the Developing World September 2010: 234 x 156: 144pp Hb: 978-0-415-77885-5: $130.00 eBook: 978-0-2038-4625-4

Do you know Brazilian Portuguese already and want to go a stage further? If you’re planning a visit to Brazil, need to brush up your Brazilian Portuguese for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Key features of Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2 include: • revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics • a wide range of contemporary authentic documents • lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit • highlighted key structures and phrases, a grammar reference and detailed answer keys • a broad range of everyday situations, focusing on Brazil

• supplementary exercises and Brazilian Portuguese language web-links at Audio material is available to purchase on CD or in MP3 format to accompany Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2. Recorded by native speakers, this material includes scripted dialogues, texts and extracts from authentic interviews as well as interactive exercises, and will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills. Selected Contents: Between friends, Brazil, I’m on holiday! To Rrent/to Hire. Religious and Public Holidays. Health and Nutrition. Education and Culture. Sports and Religion. Work Market. Immigration and Economic Development. Politics, Communication and Media. Ecology and the Brazilian Indians. Suggestions for Further Reading. Grammar Reference. Key to Exercises. Grammar Index. Topic Index 2008: 216x136: 256pp Pb: 978-0-415-43097-5: $26.95 CD: 978-0-415-43099-9: $26.95 Pack: 978-0-415-43098-2: $55.95 eBook: 978-0-203-88030-2 Online: 978-0-415-47727-7: $26.95 For more information, visit:

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Colloquial Spanish Untza Otaola Alday Series: Colloquial Series

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Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Spanish. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Social Justice and Gender Equality

What makes this new edition of Colloquial Spanish your best choice in personal language learning?

Rethinking Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies

• Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice

Edited by Günseli Berik, University of Utah, USA, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University, USA and Ann Zammit

• Clear – concise grammar notes

Series: Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

• Complete – including answer key and reference section.

Using country case studies from Latin America and Asia, this edited volume explores the effects of various development strategies and associated macroeconomic policies on women’s well-being and progress towards gender equality. Selected Contents: List of Acronyms. Foreword. Preface 1. Engendering Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies: What’s Sound and Sensible? Günseli Berik and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers 2. The Road to Gender Equality: Global Trends and the Way Forward Stephanie Seguino 3. Making Policy Work for Women: Gender, Foreign Direct Investment and Development Elissa Braunstein 4. Chile Under a Gender Lens: From Import Substitution to Open Markets Rosalba Todaro 5. Changes in Economic Policy Regimes in Uruguay from a Gender Perspective, 1930–2000 Alma Espino and Paola Azar 6. Growth with Gender Inequity: Another Look at East Asian Development Günseli Berik 7. The Gender Implications of Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Malaysia Anita Doraisami 8. Gender Dimensions of Viet Nam’s Macroeconomic and Structural Reform Policies, 1975–2005 Le Anh Tu Packard. Contributors. Index 2008: 6 x 9: 274pp Hb: 978-0-415-95651-2: $105.00 eBook: 978-0-203-89260-2

• Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide Whether you’re a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday – if you’d like to get up and running with Spanish this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. Audio material on CDs or in MP3 format is available to complement the course. Recorded by native speakers, this material will help you perfect your pronunciation, listening and speaking skills. 2009: 216 x 135: 328pp Pb: 978-0-415-46200-6: $19.95 CD: 978-0-415-46306-5: $20.95 Pack: 978-0-415-46307-2: $39.95 eBook: 978-0-203-88066-1 For more information, visit:

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Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar

The Routledge Portuguese Bilingual Dictionary

A Practical Guide

Maria F. Allen, University of Westminster, UK

John Whitlam

Series: Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries

Series: Modern Grammars

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.

This comprehensive and up-to-date bilingual dictionary will be the ideal reference for translators and students alike.

• establishing identity

Ideal for every-day use, it features more entries and translations than any other Portuguese/English dictionary; complete, current and up-to-date coverage of each language; extensive coverage of practical terminology, including language of computers, business, and medicine; common abbreviations and acronyms; separate sections on pronunciation, verb forms, and numbers. Also included will be the most recent spelling reform, and Brazilian Portuguese variants.

• making contact

Selected Contents: Preface. Portuguese-English. English-Portuguese

The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations such as:

• expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Main features of the Grammar include: • clear, jargon-free explanations • emphasis on the language as it is spoken and written today • extensive cross-referencing between the different sections. A combination of reference grammar and practical usage manual, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Brazilian Portuguese at all levels, from beginner to advanced. August 2010: 246 x 174: 464pp Hb: 978-0-415-56643-8: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-56644-5: $34.95 eBook: 978-0-203-84392-5 For more information, visit:


Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook

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En Activo Practical Business Spanish Esther Santamaria Iglesias, University of Wales, Swansea, UK and Helen Jones

En Activo is a contemporary course which provides students with a structured development of written and spoken business language skills, focusing on real business people and situations from all over the Spanish-speaking world. The book consists of 20 chapters that incorporate contextual information on the business environment of Spain and Latin America, role-plays, illustrative dialogues, dedicated written exercises, relevant grammar instruction, practical communicative exercises, up-to-date practical advice, model items of written and spoken business protocol, and links to numerous carefully-selected and integrated websites. Each chapter is structured as follows:

• Le Presento a...: introduction of the central individual and their working life

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• Escuche, por favor: extensive listening exercises and accompanying activities

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Brazilian Portuguese. The book is divided into two sections:

• Recuerde que...: grammar revision and communicative exercises

• Part A provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures

• Así se hace: hands-on section practising business situations and day-to-day tasks

• Part B practises everyday functions (e.g. making social contact, asking questions and expressing needs).

• ¿Sabe navegar?: practices web research and web etiquette.

A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. Modern Brazilian Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners who have a basic knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese, including undergraduates taking Brazilian Portuguese as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced students in schools and adult education. It can be used independently or in conjunction with Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide. October 2010: 246 x 174: 168pp Pb: 978-0-415-56646-9: $34.95 For more information, visit:

• Para saber más: deepens knowledge about Spanish and Latin-American business culture and etiquette

Each fifth chapter is a revision chapter, which puts the acquired knowledge in practice via discussion groups, presentations and debates. The supporting website at features additional web and learning resources and exercises. The audio containing all interviews and listening comprehension exercises is freely downloadable from the site. At the end of this course the student will have a sound knowledge of the Spanish speaking business world and the language skills required to put this knowledge in practice. Selected Contents: Introduction 1. En Persona 2. En Blanco y Negro 3. En Contacto 4. En Proceso 5. En Esencia 6. En Igualdad 7. En Marcha 8. En Efectivo 9. En Alza 10. En Esencia 11. En Espera 12. En Desacuerdo 13. En Marcha 14. En Directo 15. En Esencia 16. En Ruta 17. En Compaña 18. En Construcción 19. En Comón 20. En Esencia. Key to Exercises 2008: 246 x 189: 304pp Pb: 978-0-415-40885-1: $44.95 CD: 978-0-415-40886-8: $44.95 eBook: 978-0-203-92818-9 For more information, visit:

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2nd Edition

Strategies to Avoid Common Errors

Thinking Spanish Translation

Javier Muñoz-Basols, University of Oxford, UK, Marianne David, Trinity School, USA and Olga Nñez Piñeiro, University of Westminster, UK

A Course in Translation Method: Spanish to English

‘An invaluable, highly original and methodically sound approach to correcting and eliminating common, yet difficult-to-eliminate errors.’ – Manuel Delgado, Bucknell University, USA False friends, idiomatic expressions, gender and capitalization are just some of the areas that cause confusion for students of Spanish. Learning how to avoid the common errors that arise repeatedly in these areas is an essential step for successful language learning.

Speed Up Your Spanish is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains such errors, thereby enabling students of Spanish to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the Spanish language.

Louise Haywood, Michael Thompson, University of Durham, UK and Sándor Hervey Series: Thinking Translation

The new edition of this comprehensive course in Spanish-English translation offers advanced students of Spanish a challenging yet practical approach to the acquisition of translation skills, with clear explanations of the theoretical issues involved. A variety of translation issues are addressed, including: • cultural differences • register and dialect • grammatical differences • genre.

Each of the nine chapters focuses on a grammatical category where English speakers typically make mistakes in Spanish. Each chapter is divided into sections that classify the concepts and errors into subcategories. Full explanations are provided throughout with clear, comprehensive examples and exercises to help the learner gain an in-depth understanding of Spanish grammar and usage.

With a sharper focus, clearer definitions and an increased emphasis on up-to-date ‘real world’ translation tasks, this second edition features a wealth of relevant illustrative material taken from a wide range of sources, both Latin American and Spanish, including:

Key features:

• journalistic and informative texts

• carefully selected grammar topics and examples based on the most commonly made errors

• literary and dramatic texts.

• exercises throughout to reinforce learning

Each chapter includes suggestions for classroom discussion and a set of practical exercises designed to explore issues and consolidate skills. Model translations, notes and suggestions for teaching and assessment are provided in a Teachers’ Handbook available as a pdf from

• shortcuts and mnemonic devices providing vital learning strategies • a companion website available at providing supplementary exercises as well as audio files. Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed Up Your Spanish is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of Spanish wishing to refine their language skills. Selected Contents: Introduction 1. Gender and Number 2. Mastering False Friends – Verbs 3. Mastering False Friends – Nouns 4. Mastering False Friends – Adjectives and Adverbs 5. Verb Pairs and Other Misused Words 6. Common Verb Phrases and Idiomatic Expressions 7. Non- existent Words, Words with Double Meanings and Other Misused Expressions 8. Accents (with audio files) 9. Spelling and Punctuation (with audio files); Answer key (book and website exercises) Index 2009: 234 x 156: 272pp Hb: 978-0-415-49333-8: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-49332-1: $39.95 eBook: 978-0-203-87121-8 For more information, visit:

• technical, scientific and legal texts

Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish and translation studies. The book will also appeal to a wide range of language students and tutors through the general discussion of the principles and purposes of translation. Selected Contents: Preface to the Second Edition 1. Introduction 2. Preliminaries to Translation as a Product 3. Lexis and Compensation 4. Genre: Text Type and Purpose 5. Cultural Issues in Translation 6. The Formal Properties of Texts: Phonic, Graphic and Prosodic Issues 7. The Formal Properties of Texts: Syntactical, Morphological and Discourse Issues 8. Literal (denotative) Meaning and Translation Issues 9. Connotative Meaning and Translation Problems 10. Language Variety: Social and Tonal Register 11. Language Variety: Dialect, Sociolect and Code-switching 12. Scientific and Technical Translation 13. Legal and Financial Translation 14. Translation of Consumer-Oriented Texts 15. Stylistic Editing 16. Summary and Conclusion. Glossary. References. Index 2009: 234 x 156: 304pp Hb: 978-0-415-44005-9: $140.00 Pb: 978-0-415-48130-4: $45.95 eBook: 978-0-203-88067-8 For more information, visit:

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Latin American Business Review Latin American Business Review is a publication of the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, Federal University of Rio de Janiero (UFRJ); The Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE), Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM); and Ahlers Center for International Business, University of San Diego. The journal facilitates the exchange of information and new ideas between academics, business practitioners, public policymakers, and those in the international development community. Special features of the journal, including reviews of current books and other journals of interest, will keep you current on various teaching, research, and information sources. These activities all focus on the business and economic environment of the diverse and dynamic countries of the Americas.

Volume 11, 2010, 4 issues ISSN Print 1097-8526 ISSN Online 1528-6932 Co-Editors: Cesar Gonçalves Neto, PhD, COPPEAD/UFRJ, Brazil Denise Dimon, PhD, University of San Diego, USA Lucilia Silva – COPPEAD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

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