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The Migrant Passage
Clandestine Journeys from Central America
Noelle Kateri Brigden
At the crossroads between international relations and anthropology, The Migrant Passage analyzes how people from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala navigate the dangerous and uncertain clandestine journey across Mexico to the United States. However much advance planning they do, they survive the journey through improvisation. Central American...



The Commander's Dilemma
Violence and Restraint in Wartime
Amelia Hoover Green
Why do some military and rebel groups commit many types of violence, creating an impression of senseless chaos, whereas others carefully control violence against civilians? A classic catch-22 faces the leaders of armed groups and provides the title for Amelia Hoover Green’s book. Leaders need large groups of people willing to kill and maim—but...



Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War
Abbey Steele
Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War is one of few books available in English to provide an overview of the Colombian civil war and drug war. Abbey Steele draws on her own original field research as well as on Colombian scholars’ work in Spanish to provide an expansive view of the country’s political conflicts. Steele shows how...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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