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Corbalan, Maria Alejandra. Banco Mundial. Intervención y disciplinamiento. El caso Argentino, enseñanzas para América Latina. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Jul 07, 2011
Este libro analiza el papel del Banco Mundial en el proceso de reordenamiento del sistema capitalista a través de la actuación de ese organismo en el período 1990-1996 en la Argentina, años durante los cuales se llevó a cabo la reforma del Estado. Intenta desconstruir el "mito" erigido en torno del Banco Mundial, así como de otros organismos multilaterales de crédito. Como sabemos, un proceso de mitificación, en tanto experiencia de objetivación social, construye creencias, imágenes y realidades simbólicas para que sean vividas como reales y colaboren en la ratificación de un poder. El análisis de las estrategias desplegadas para ello por el Banco Mundial revela la importancia de su injerencia en procesos económicos y sociales nacionales, que sin duda puede ser considerada como una enseñanza para los países latinoamericanos. more

Policing Democracy:  Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America by Mark Ungar

Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America

May 01, 2011
In Policing Democracy, Mark Ungar situates Latin America at a crossroads between reactive policing and a problem-oriented approach based on prevention and citizen participation. With case studies from Argentina, Bolivia, and Honduras, he reviews the full spectrum of areas needing reform: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practices, and incarceration. more

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America, edited by Andrew Selee and Enrique Peruzzotti

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America

Oct 01, 2009
This empirically grounded collection examines the growth of participatory institutions in Latin American democracy and how such institutions affect representative government. While most existing literature concentrates on model cases of participatory budgeting in Brazil, this volume investigates cases in Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina, where conditions for innovation have been far less favorable. more

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America

Oct 01, 2006
Toward a Society under Law covers issues of crime and police in Latin America, with chapters on the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. It also includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina’s national plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City. more

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Francisco Rojas Aravena

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas

Oct 01, 1999
This book asserts that the creation of a framework for regional cooperation will depend on the establishment of the local level of confidence building measures. It evaluates the potential roles of such international organizations as the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board, and studies the changing regional policies of the United States for their effectiveness and impact on regional security. more

 Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities by Mitchell Reiss

Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities

May 01, 1995
Relying on personal interviews with senior officials in a dozen countries and on never-before-released classified information, Bridled Ambition explains how and why eight countries—South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, and Pakistan—have capped, curtailed, or rolled back their nuclear weapons programs during the past few years. It also analyses a ninth country: North Korea. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.