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Wiarda, Howard J. 1939-

Overview
Works: 205 works in 1,011 publications in 3 languages and 37,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publisher, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Howard J Wiarda
Latin American politics and development by Howard J Wiarda( )

96 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thirty years Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs in Latin America. Now in its seventh edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including three entirely new chapters on Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico. Other new material addresses the economic crisis in Argentina; Brazil's continued economic and political progress; Chile's successful -- if still tentative -- combination of democracy, economic growth, and social equity; the continued challenge to Colombia's political system posed by guerillas, drug traffickers, and paramilitaries; Venezuela's continued flight from liberal democracy under Hugo Chavez; and Mexico's ongoing 'civil war' as criminal organizations fight each other and the Mexican state to run drug trafficking and other criminal operations. In addition to detailed country-by-country chapters, Latin American Politics and Development provides a comprehensive regional overview. Five foundational chapters by the editors cover the context of Latin American politics, the pattern of historical development, interest groups and political parties, government machinery, the role of the state and public policy, and the struggle for democracy."--Publisher's description
Politics and social change in Latin America; the distinct tradition by Howard J Wiarda( )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition offers a comprehensive survey of the politics of Latin America. It includes essays by Richard Morse, Octavio Paz, Glen Dealy, Peter Smith & other notable commentators
Corporatism and comparative politics : the other great "ism" by Howard J Wiarda( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporatism is the third great ideolgy of modern social and political organization and it is one of the main organizing concepts used in comparative political analysis. This study traces corporatism in history, analyzes its modern practice and shows the rise of corporatism in the US
Civil society : the American model and Third World development by Howard J Wiarda( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- PART I: INTRODUCTION -- 1 Civil Society, Democracy, and Corporatism in the Third World -- Policy Focus and Audience -- Background and Main Questions -- PART II: THEORY AND CONCEPTS -- 2 Civil Society: History and Meaning(s) -- 3 Corporatist Systems of Civil Society -- The Political Theory and Tradition of Corporatism -- Modern Corporatism -- PART III: CASE STUDIES IN CIVIL SOCIETY -- 4 Sub-Saharan Africa -- Socioeconomic Indicators -- Analysis and Case Studies -- South Africa -- Elements of Political Culture -- Civil Society and State-Society Relations -- The International Context -- Conclusion -- 5 East Asia -- Socioeconomic Data -- Elements of Political Culture -- Structural Change and Asian State-Society Relations -- The International Context -- Conclusion -- 6 Latin America -- Socioeconomic Data -- Elements of Political Culture -- Socioeconomic Change and Changing State-Society Relations -- The International Context -- Conclusion -- 7 The Middle East and Islamic Society -- Socioeconomic Data -- Elements of Political Culture -- Socioeconomic Change and Changing State-Society Relations -- The International Context -- Conclusion -- PART IV: CONCLUSION -- 8 Is Civil Society Exportable?: The American Model and Third World Development -- Summary -- Patterns from the Case Studies -- Twenty Reasons to Be Skeptical of Civil Society -- Toward the Future -- Suggested Readings -- About the Author -- Index
Divided America on the world stage : broken government and foreign policy by Howard J Wiarda( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How America's political divisions influence our foreign policy
Catholic roots and democratic flowers : political systems in Spain and Portugal by Howard J Wiarda( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain and Portugal have recently adopted European-style democratic and political systems. Yet their pattern of historical development is distinctive and, in many respects, their political systems still reflect unique features. In this provocative text Wiard and Mott analyze the special features of Spanish history: the Catholic tradition, seven centuries of Moorish rule, the Christian Reconquest, and the special nature of Spanish feudalism and nationalism. Building on these foundations, the authors analyze Spanish and Portuguese modern history, the regimes of Franco and Salazar, and the recent transitions to democracy. Successive chapters deal with class structure and interest groups, political parties and elections, the structure of the state and state-society relations, regional politics, and patterns of public policy.''While becoming more European socially, culturally, and politically, these two Iberian political systems show also some remarkable continuities with the past, including notions of organic democracy, neocorporatism, and tensions between regionalism and centralism, democracy and authoritarianism, and religiousity and secularism. Students and scholars involved with European politics, comparative politics, Iberian Studies, and transitions to democracy will find this an accessible and provocative analysis
New directions in comparative politics by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Preface to the Third Edition -- 1 Introduction: New Directions in Comparative Politics -- 2 Corporatism and Comparative Politics: Is There a New Century of Corporatism? -- 3 The Dependency Approach -- 4 The State in Society -- 5 Comparative Political Economy -- 6 Public Policy and Politics: Analyzing Policy in Comparative Perspective -- 7 Non-Western Theories of Development: Critiques and Explorations -- 8 Political Culture and Democracy -- 9 Rational Choice Theory in Comparative Politics -- 10 The Study of Political Institutions -- 11 Toward the Future: Old and New Directions in Comparative Politics -- Select Bibliography -- About the Editor and Contributors -- Index
The soul of Latin America : the cultural and political tradition by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand Latin America's political culture, and to understand why it differs so greatly from that of the United States, one must look beyond the political history of the region, Howard J. Wiarda explains in this comprehensive book. A highly respected expert on Latin American politics, Wiarda explores a sweeping array of Iberian and Latin American social, economic, institutional, cultural, and religious factors from ancient times to the twentieth century. He illuminates the distinctive political attitudes and traditions of Latin America as well as the unique-and not widely understood-features of present-day Latin American models of democracy. While Ibero-American and Western liberal traditions draw from the same classical thinkers, they often emphasize different ideas and reach different conclusions, Wiarda contends. He traces the influences of Rome, Islam, medieval Christianity, the Reconquest, and Iberian feudalism, and the powerful but largely unacknowledged effects of the Counter-Reformation on Iberian and Latin American civilizations. The author concludes with a discussion of recent changes in political culture and an assessment of the strength of democracy's hold in the nations of Latin America.--From publisher description
Policy passages : career choices for policy wonks by Howard J Wiarda( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise introduction to Latin American politics and development by Howard J Wiarda( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Concise Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development is the ideal starting point for the survey course on Latin America. This new second edition offers a succinct overview of the political factors that condition social and economic development in Latin America, making it the perfect core reader for courses on politics, government, social change, and transitions to democracy throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The text is thematically organized to address the context of Latin American politics: patterns of historical development; changing political culture, class, social structure, and social change; interest groups; political parties; government machinery, role of the state, and public policy; and the struggle for democracy
Military brass vs. civilian academics at the National War College : a clash of cultures by Howard J Wiarda( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., is the apex of the American system of Professional Military Education (PME) Schools. Yet, despite its prestige, not all is right at the College. There is a festering conflict between the military brass who run the school and the civilian academics who teach there. The curriculum is outdated, the courses are old-fashioned, and the college has completely failed to prepare a new generation of military leaders for guerrilla terrorism, asymmetrical warfare of the kind we face in Iraq and Afghanistan, and democracy promotion and nation building. In this book, the author examines the conflict between the two cultures and the issues--tenure, academic freedom, research, teaching--that divide them
The Dominican Republic, a Caribbean crucible by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the series Nations of Contemporary Latin America. This profile of the history, geography, culture, politics, and economics of the Dominican Republic is presented as a model of Third World and Latin American countries that are struggling toward greater, more stable economic development
Rift and revolution : the Central American imbroglio( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and foreign policy : the neglected factor in international relations by Howard J Wiarda( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: political culture and foreign policy -- Europe: ever further apart -- Russia: grappling with the great bear -- Asia: the new global leader -- The Middle East: the role of Islam -- Latin America: Western, non-Western, what? -- Africa: the dark continent -- Conclusion: the argument
The Dominican Republic; nation in transition by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch diaspora : growing up Dutch in new worlds and the old : the Netherlands and its settlements in Africa, Asia, and the Americas by Howard J Wiarda( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dutch Diaspora is a comprehensive and personal study of the Netherlands and its former colonial empire. The Netherlands is considered one of the most successful societies in the world, and at one point was the globe's largest empire - stretching from Japan to the United States. The author, Howard J. Wiarda, having grown up in western Michigan, is himself of Dutch descent, and he combines thorough scholarship with firsthand experience of travels to the Netherlands and its far-flung former colonies. The study analyzes how colonies reacted to the institutional and ideological beliefs implanted by the Dutch settlers, and how those colonies evolved in terms of cultural, religious, and political beliefs."--Jacket
In search of policy : the United States and Latin America by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictatorship and development : the methods of control in Trujillo's Dominican Republic by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin America at the crossroads : debt, development, and the future by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The democratic revolution in Latin America : history, politics, and U.S. policy by Howard J Wiarda( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Latin American politics and development
Alternative Names
Wiarda, Howard J.

Wiarda, Howard J. 1939-

Wiarda, Howard John 1939-

ウィーアルダ, H. J

ウィーアルダ, ハワード・J

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Politics and social change in Latin America; the distinct traditionCorporatism and comparative politics : the other great "ism"Civil society : the American model and Third World developmentDivided America on the world stage : broken government and foreign policyCatholic roots and democratic flowers : political systems in Spain and PortugalNew directions in comparative politicsThe soul of Latin America : the cultural and political traditionPolicy passages : career choices for policy wonks