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Smith, Peter H.

Overview
Works: 55 works in 437 publications in 4 languages and 14,782 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works about Peter H Smith
 
Most widely held works by Peter H Smith
Modern Latin America by Thomas E Skidmore( Book )

99 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in its sixth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. horoughly updated and revised, the book includes a new chapter on the history of Colombia from the wars of independence to the violent conflicts of the present day. It also examines such topics as: * the impact of 9/11 on U.S.-Latin American relations * globalization * drug trafficking * women's roles in society and politics * the fragility and uncertainty of democracy in Latin America. The book features sociocultural sections and boxes in nearly every chapter, covering such diverse areas as the psychology of exile, Santería in Cuba, baseball in the Dominican Republic, and the popularity of Latin music in the U.S. All political and economic information has been updated. As in earlier editions, the authors use an in-depth case study approach that guides readers through the major countries of Latin America, highlighting central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and United States intervention in the area. With an insightful look into the future, Modern Latin America, Sixth Edition, will continue to be an exceptional text for undergraduate courses on contemporary Latin American history, society, and politics. -- Publisher's description
Talons of the eagle : dynamics of U.S.-Latin American relations by Peter H Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this 'personal statement' Smith interprets and synthesizes years of research and reflection on two centuries of inter-American relations. Emphasis on structure, continuity, and change; divides system into three broad periods (Imperial Era, Cold War, and current Age of Uncertainty), defining characteristics and dynamics of each"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Democracy in Latin America : political change in comparative perspective by Peter H Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailing the processes of democratization in Latin America, Peter Smith looks at some of the key issues that inhere in the move toward democracy - elections, culture, representation, poverty, and criminality, among others - through a focus on six paradigmatic case studies in the region
Labyrinths of power : political recruitment in twentieth-century Mexico by Peter H Smith( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Smith has written a comprehensive and in-depth study of the structure and more important of the transformation of the national political elite in twentieth-century Mexico. In doing so, he analyzes the long-run impact of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 on the composition of the country's ruling elite. Included in his focus are such issues as the social basis of politics, the recruitments process, political career patterns, the amount of periodic turnover, and the relationships between the political and economic elites. The author explores these issues through an empirical, computer-assisted investigation of biographical information on more than 6,000 individuals who held national political office in Mexico at any time between 1900 and 1976. He then employs various comparative and statistical techniques, along with a use of archival data, questionnaires, and interviews, to determine precisely how Mexico's political system actually works. Professor Smith finds that the Revolution of 1910 did not fundamentally alter the class composition of the national elite, although it did redistribute power within it. He further observes that the Mexican Revolution did bring about a separation of political and economic elites, and that the route to political success is much more varied and less predictable now than before the revolutionary period. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Argentina and the failure of democracy : conflict among political elites, 1904-1955 by Peter H Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and beef in Argentina; patterns of conflict and change by Peter H Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New approaches to Latin American history by Richard Graham( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Approaches to Latin American History incorporates methods and concepts from the social sciences without abandoning a distinctively historical approach. A collection of original essays by distinguished younger scholars, it proposes original concepts and methods for analyzing crucial problems in Latin American history. Using as examples such subjects as slavery, dictatorship, immigration, and the relationship between land ownership and political power, the contributors show how approaches and techniques from psychology, political science, economics. and sociology can be applied to historical studies. The papers attempt to explain the thematic and substantive importance of the particular problems at hand; describe and evaluate standard approaches to them; propose original hypotheses; suggest methods for testing the hypotheses; or indicate major methodological or conceptual difficulties that have so far hampered such work. Despite their diversity of content, the papers show strong underlying unities. First, they all point to the need for placing institutions and actions in a broad societal context. The authors present an implicit, cumulative argument against the excessive isolation of historical phenomena. Second, they demonstrate the utility of interdisciplinary research. Third, they issue an implicit call for rigorous comparative analysis. The propositions formulated in these essays can best tested and modified in comparative fashion. Ultimately this book deals with the exposition of a research style: a style based on systematic doubt, an awareness of the need for conceptual rigor, and a willingness to try new methodologies. For this reason it is of interest to historians in every field as well as to students of Latin America
Drug policy in the Americas by Peter H Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro es el resultsdo de los talleres celebrados entre 1990 y 1991 por la Comision Interamericana sobre Politica de Drogas, y muestra los programas de investigacion y nalisis de politicas contra las drogas que se estan llevando a cabo. La mayoria de las naciones del mundo coinciden en que la cooperacion Internacional y la reeducacion de la sociedad son las vias adecuadas para hacer frente al dificil problema del trafico de drogas ilicitas y combatir la adiccion a ellas
The New history, the 1980s and beyond : studies in interdisciplinary history by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisziplinäre Geschichte
Mexico : neighbor in transition by Peter H Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talons of the eagle : Latin America, the United States, and the world by Peter H Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this 'personal statement' Smith interprets and synthesizes years of research and reflection on two centuries of inter-American relations. Emphasis on structure, continuity, and change; divides system into three broad periods (Imperial Era, Cold War, and current Age of Uncertainty), defining characteristics and dynamics of each"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Latin America in comparative perspective : new approaches to methods and analysis by Peter H Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the inaugural publication in a multivolume series entitled Latin America in Global Perspective, highlights the necessity and feasibility of analyzing Latin American society and politics within broad comparative frameworks. The rapidly changing agenda for social science research on the region calls for the rigorous application of new concepts and methodologies, especially in light of the apparent exhaustion of the "dependency" paradigm. The examination of broad themes, such as development strategies and processes of democratization, can be facilitated through systematic comparisons with other world regions, and the study of specific issues--such as electoral behavior or social inequality--requires the judicious use of quantitative measurement. The question, therefore, is not only what to investigate but also how. This volume brings together original research by distinguished scholars from a variety of countries. Analytical chapters explore methodological strategies for cross-regional comparison, intraregional comparison, and the application of rational choice; topical chapters offer new approaches to the study of women, state power, corporatism, and political culture. A concluding section examines the political significance of public opinion research in Mexico, Peru, and the former Soviet Union.--Publisher description
Mexico & the United States : the politics of partnership( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Exploring both policy and process, and ranging from issues of trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime, the authors of Mexico and the United States provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the worldʹs most complex bilateral relationships. -- Publisher description
The challenge of integration : Europe and the Americas by Peter H Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promises of empowerment : women in Asia and Latin America( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperation or rivalry? : regional integration in the Americas and the Pacific Rim( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Articles study impact of inter-American economic integration on Pacific Rim countries. Examine NAFTA as well as potential effect of the yet-to-be-established Western Hemisphere Free Trade Area (WHFTA)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Mexico's alternative political futures( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The product of a three-day research workshop ... held under the auspices of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California-San Diego in March, 1988"--Page xi
NAFTA in the new millennium( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Asia and Latin America : the unlikely alliance( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign policy in U.S.-Mexican relations : papers prepared for the Bilateral Commission on the Future of United States-Mexican Relations( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern Latin America
Alternative Names
Hopkinson Smith, Peter 1940-

Peter H. Smith Amerikaans politicoloog

Smith, Peter Hopkinson.

Smith, Peter Hopkinson 1940-

Smith, Peter (programowanie)

بيتر سميث عالم سياسة من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

스미스, 피터 H

Languages
English (311)

Spanish (34)

Korean (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Talons of the eagle : dynamics of U.S.-Latin American relationsDemocracy in Latin America : political change in comparative perspectiveDrug policy in the AmericasTalons of the eagle : Latin America, the United States, and the worldLatin America in comparative perspective : new approaches to methods and analysisPromises of empowerment : women in Asia and Latin AmericaMexico's alternative political futuresNAFTA in the new millenniumEast Asia and Latin America : the unlikely alliance