By Jonathan R. Barton
The geographical regions and peoples of South and primary the US, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, that jointly shape the political nation-state of Latin the United States, surround quite a lot of societies, politics and economies. this article exposes the diversities among areas, areas and nations, participants and societies, delivering a useful perception into the topics of political and financial improvement, and offers a advisor to knowing energy and area kin. From the Antarctic to the tropical jungles, the coastal groups to the highland villages, the mega-cities to remoted rural life, the political geographies of lives, localities, towns and rurality are too refined to be subjected to generalizations. Adopting a severe human geography standpoint, Jonathon Barton presents an realizing of similarities, distinction and complex human geographies.
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Taylor’s Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state and Locality (1993a). 28 POWER TO THE PEOPLE? Martín Ira Glassner’s Political Geography (1996) is an encyclopaedic overview of the sub-discipline of political geography. David Preston’s edited text on Latin American Development: A Geographical Perspective (1996) and Arthur Morris’s South America: A Changing Continent (1995) are the most recent geographies of Latin America written in English. For approaches to Latin American development theory, see Cristóbal Kay’s Latin American Theories of Development and Under development (1989) and Bjorn Hettne’s Development Theory and the Three Worlds (1995).
The autonomous development path followed by Perón in Argentina during the late 1940s and early 1950s provides an example of the application of this type of thinking. While these theories did not sever the link with European academic thought regarding the development process, they set in motion the pursuit of self-reliance and the confidence of intellectual autonomy. By the 1920s, following the crisis in Europe engendered by the First World War, the role of the USA in Latin America had also become a more significant issue in terms of influence within the continent.
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A political geography of Latin America by Jonathan R. Barton