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From Development to Dictatorship
Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era
Thomas C. Field
Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID's first years in Bolivia, including the country's 1964 military coup...



Building Power from Below
Chilean Workers Take On Walmart
Carolina Bank Muñoz, Carolina Bank Munoz
A story that involves as its main players "workers" and "Walmart" does not usually have a happy ending for labor, so the counternarrative offered by Building Power from Below is must reading for activists and union personnel as well as scholars. In...



Fault Lines
Views across Haiti's Divide
Beverly Bell
Fault Lines will give readers a new understanding of daily life, structural challenges, and collective dreams in one of the world's most complex countries.



Solidarity Transformed
Labor Responses to Globalization and Crisis in Latin America
Mark S. Anner
How Latin American labor unions are developing new strategies to defend workers' interests in a global economy.



Creative State
Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico
Natasha Iskander
Morocco's and Mexico's experiences with migration and development policy demonstrate that the state can be a remarkable site of creativity, an essential but often overlooked component of good government.



Citizenship across Borders
The Political Transnationalism of El Migrante
Michael Peter Smith, Matt Bakker
Citizenship across Borders offer a new way of looking at the emergent dynamics of transnational community development and electoral politics on both sides of the border.



Nations of Emigrants
Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in El Salvador and the United States
Susan Bibler Coutin
Coutin analyzes the case of emigration from El Salvador to the United States to consider how current forms of migration challenge conventional understandings of borders, citizenship, and migration itself.



Driving the State
Families and Public Policy in Central Mexico
Dolores M. Byrnes
In her absorbing ethnography of the everyday practice of public policy, Dolores M. Byrnes focuses on Mi Comunidad, a job-creation program founded in 1996 by Vicente Fox when he was governor of Guanajuato. This program was intended to reduce migration...



When the Hands Are Many
Community Organization and Social Change in Rural Haiti
Jennie M. Smith
In an ethnography that challenges standard approaches to understanding the poor and disempowered, Jennie M. Smith's descriptions of peasant activity change what constitutes a democratic society. Through their civil institutions and artistic...



Capital Flows and Financial Crises
Capital flows to the developing economies have long displayed a boom-and-bust pattern. Rarely has the cycle turned as abruptly as it did in the 1990s, however: surges in lending were followed by the Mexican peso crisis of 1994-95 and the sudden...



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