This innovative textbook focuses on the policy approach as a systematic tool for understanding Latin American political life and then outlines policymaking variations among the Latin American regimes. The authors introduce the student to the study of policymaking by examining various theoretical perspectives and then grounding those perspectives in

chapter 1|21 pages

Approaches to the Study of Policymaking

chapter 2|29 pages

Actors in the Policymaking Process

chapter 3|34 pages

Policymaking in Military Regimes

chapter 4|44 pages

Policymaking in Democratic Regimes

chapter 5|45 pages

Policymaking in Postrevolutionary Regimes

chapter 6|29 pages

Patterns of Public Policy

chapter 7|19 pages

The Impact of Public Policy