Latin America: Economic, Social and Political Issues of the 21st Century


Cory Peterson

Series: Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL057000

This book reviews economic, social and political issues of Latin America in the 21st century. Chapter One begins with a discussion of the latest breakthroughs in the literature on institutionalization and consolidation of the party system in countries of this region. Chapter Two proposes an index intended to measure the formal political strengths of South American parliaments. Chapter Three explores the path sovereign debt resolutions have recently taken in developing countries. Chapter Four discusses regional migration in Latin America, focusing on the social and cultural aspects of a series of topics related to intraregional migration.

Chapter Five summarizes the results from two recent studies which empirically investigate how Cuban citizens represent the concept of happiness and its semantic space. Chapter Six reviews the literature which describes the two most recent cholera epidemics in the western hemisphere. Chapter Seven uses findings from a survey of attitudes and beliefs of nurses practicing in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, recent scholarly publications, and public health data, to provide a description and an analysis of the factors that are known to influence HIV care and prevention in Mexico.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
On the Roots of Political Parties in Latin America
(José Álvaro Moisés and Gabriela O. Piquet Carneiro, Center for Public Policy Research, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 2
How Strong are South American Parliaments?
(José Álvaro Moisés and Sergio Simoni Jr., Center for Public Policy Research, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 3
Regional Migration in Latin America: A Review
(Agnaldo Garcia, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil)

Chapter 4
What Do Cubans Think About Happiness?
(Igor Sotgiu, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy)

Chapter 5
Recent Cholera Epidemics Originating in Latin America: Contrasts and Comparisons with Social and Public Health Implications
(William Sorensen, Jennifer Smith, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, USA)

Chapter 6
Factors Influencing the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care of Persons Living with HIV Infection in Mexico
(William Sorensen, Cheryl Cooper, Isabel Peñarrieta, Christina Tuell, Elucir Gir, University of Texas at Tyler, Texas, USA, and others)


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