Meet us in San Juan: Latin American Studies Association

Look for our new books in Latin American Studies at the Scholars’ Choice booth at the XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from May 27 to 30.

Mobilizing Democracy:
Globalization and Citizen Protest
by Paul Almeida

“By comparing local-level protests in countries of Central America during the time of neoliberal reforms, Almeida identifies some of the systematic connections between state structure, civil society organization, and patterns of protest. This is an excellent example of the use of comparative analysis to understand global processes.”— Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh

Reflections on Uneven Democracies:
The Legacy of Guillermo O’Donnell
edited by Daniel Brinks, Marcelo Leiras, and Scott Mainwaring

“This volume is a must-read for all who are concerned with development and Latin American political economy. It brings together two generations of leading international scholars who probe themes such as regime dynamics and stability, party politics and institutions, and the quality of democratic governance. The pieces build to a contribution that is reminiscent of O’Donnell himself: brilliant, quirky, important.”— Susan C. Stokes, Yale University

Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955–1975
by Marcos Cueto

“As one might expect from a scholar of the standing of Marcos Cueto, this book is a richly documented work, presenting a solid argument and well-constructed ideas. It explores an interesting though neglected and at times misunderstood period in Mexican history, that of the Cold War.”—Bulletin of Latin American Research

Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America
by Christopher Darnton

“Political scientists will appreciate Darnton’s well-aimed jibes at the major schools of international relations theory, and Latin America specialists will welcome his deft applications of cutting-edge theories to a region long underrepresented in political science scholarship.”—Foreign Affairs

Mexico’s Evolving Democracy: A Comparative Study of the 2012 Elections
edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Kenneth F. Greene, Chappell H. Lawson, and Alejandro Moreno

“A structured and sophisticated conversation about the main changes and continuities, as well as the challenges and opportunities, that elections present to the country of Mexico. A scholarly tapestry.”—Francisco E. González, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture
by Felipe Hinojosa

“Hinojosa adeptly examines how African American civil rights struggles, relations with Latin Americans, and trends in evangelical religion shaped the faith and activism of U.S. Latino Mennonites. Latino Mennonites is both a superb narrative history and a model for the scholarly analysis of religion within its wider social context.”—Timothy Matovina, University of Notre Dame

Scholars, Policymakers, and International Affairs: Finding Common Cause
edited by Abraham F. Lowenthal and Mariano E. Bertucci

“With honorable exceptions, those who conduct foreign policy and those who do research on international relations rarely learn from each other. This meaty and well-crafted book offers innovative suggestions, based on the experiences of scholars with strong policy interests and officials with keen analytic skills, to strengthen both practice and theory by building more fruitful connections between academia and the policy world.”—Gen. Brent Scowcroft, Former U.S. National Security Advisor

The Resilience of the Latin American Right
edited by Juan Pablo Luna and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

“Latin America specialists love studying the left, but neglect the right—although the right often plays an important political role. By offering the most well-researched, comprehensive, and interesting analysis of rightwing forces, movements, and parties in many years, Luna and Rovira Kaltwasser’s collection takes a major step toward filling this striking gap in the literature. Highly recommended!”—Kurt Weyland, University of Texas at Austin

Maxwell’s Demon and the Golden Apple: Global Discord in the New Millennium
by Randall L. Schweller

“This is the most original and thought-provoking forecast of future world politics to be published in recent years.”—Foreign Affairs

“Schweller is one of the brightest international relations scholars of his generation, and his insights are genuinely controversial. Maxwell’s Demon and the Golden Apple is a must-read text.”—Daniel Drezner, Tufts University