What's Left in Latin America

Wage Inequality in Latin America: Understanding the Past to Prepare for the Future (Latin American Development Forum)

Wage Inequality in Latin America: Understanding the Past to Prepare for the Future (Latin American Development Forum) by Julián Messina
English | Dec. 28, 2017 | ISBN: 1464810397 | 229 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

What caused the decline in wage inequality of the 2000s in Latin America? Looking to the future, will the current economic slowdown be regressive? Wage Inequality in Latin America: Understanding the Past to Prepare for the Future addresses these two questions by reviewing relevant literature and providing new evidence on what we know from the conceptual, empirical, and policy perspectives.
At a Crossroads: Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Directions in Development)

At a Crossroads: Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Directions in Development) by María Marta Ferreyra
English | May 10, 2017 | ISBN: 1464810141 | 301 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean has expanded dramatically in the past 15 years, as the average gross enrollment rate has more than doubled, and many new institutions and programs have been opened. Although higher education access has become more equitable, and higher education supply has become more varied, many of the 'new' students in the system are, on average, less academically ready than are their more advantaged counterparts.

Power Dynamics and Regional Security in Latin America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 21, 2018
Power Dynamics and Regional Security in Latin America

Power Dynamics and Regional Security in Latin America by Marcial A.G. Suarez, Rafael Duarte Villa, Brigitte Weiffen
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1137573813 | 355 Pages | PDF | 4.2 MB

This volume explores the repercussions of a changing world order on regional security in Latin America. It examines how global and regional power shifts impact on the evolution of regional institutions as well as on state policies adopted in response to regional security challenges such as border conflicts, political instability, migration, drug-trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism.
Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America (Latin America and Caribbean Studies)

Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America (Latin America and Caribbean Studies) by Chad P. Bown
English | Mar. 15, 2017 | ISBN: 1464809771 | 199 Pages | PDF | 21 MB

The Latin America and Caribbean region experienced considerable economic growth during the first decade of the 21st century, and with it, large reductions in poverty and inequality. In recent years, without the favorable terms of trade that had fueled this boom, the region s policy makers have been scrambling to find new sources for sustainable growth and stability.
Stop the Violence in Latin America: A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood (Latin American Development Forum)

Stop the Violence in Latin America: A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood (Latin American Development Forum) by Laura Chioda
English | June 19, 2017 | ISBN: 1464806640 | 425 Pages | PDF | 13 MB

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has the undesirable distinction of being the world's most violent region, with 24.7 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. The magnitude of the problem is staggering and persistent. Of the top 50 most violent cities in the world, 42 are in LAC. In 2010 alone, 142,302 people in LAC fell victim to homicide, representing 390 homicides per day and 4.06 homicides every 15 minutes. Crime disproportionately affects young men aged 20 to 24, whose homicide rate of 92 per 100,000 nearly quadruples that of the region.

The Class Struggle in Latin America : Making History Today  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Feb. 19, 2018
The Class Struggle in Latin America : Making History Today

The Class Struggle in Latin America : Making History Today
by James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1138720224 | 297 Pages | PDF | 3.37 MB
Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America: Managing Vulnerability, Fostering Resilience

Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America: Managing Vulnerability, Fostering Resilience by Walter Leal Filho, Leonardo Esteves de Freitas
English | 2018 | ISBN: 3319569457 | 537 Pages | PDF | 33.0 MB

This book showcases experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in countries in the Latin American region, focusing on managing vulnerability and fostering resilience.
Authoritarianism, Cultural History, and Political Resistance in Latin America: Exposing Paraguay

Authoritarianism, Cultural History, and Political Resistance in Latin America: Exposing Paraguay by Federico Pous, Alejandro Quin, Marcelino Viera
English | 2018 | ISBN: 3319535439 | 301 Pages | PDF | 8.4 MB

This book takes on the challenge of conceptually thinking Paraguayan cultural history within the broader field of Latin American studies.

Dominant Elites in Latin America: From Neo-Liberalism to the ‘Pink Tide’  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 12, 2018
Dominant Elites in Latin America: From Neo-Liberalism to the ‘Pink Tide’

Dominant Elites in Latin America: From Neo-Liberalism to the ‘Pink Tide’ by Liisa L. North, Timothy D. Clark
English | 2018 | ISBN: 3319532545 | 239 Pages | PDF | 5.4 MB

This volume examines the ways in which the socio-economic elites of the region have transformed and expanded the material bases of their power from the inception of neo-liberal policies in the 1970s through to the so-called progressive ‘pink tide’ governments of the past two decades.

Resisting Violence: Emotional Communities in Latin America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Feb. 10, 2018
Resisting Violence: Emotional Communities in Latin America

Resisting Violence: Emotional Communities in Latin America by Morna Macleod
English | 9 Mar. 2018 | ISBN: 331966316X | 225 Pages | PDF | 3.14 MB