By L. Whitehead
This e-book of accumulated essays through Laurence Whitehead, an eminent student of Latin the USA, explores the buildings and impacts that bind jointly the quarter, laying off gentle in this huge and swiftly altering tradition quarter.
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Such judgments are typically elusive and debatable. The first possible justification for an exercise of this type is not that it forecloses such debate, but that it suggests otherwise unexplored areas of regional enquiry. The second is that it invites parallel reflections in other settings. Since the initial hypothesis is that these patterns of cyclical and incomplete modernization are more characteristic of Latin America than elsewhere, it can be falsified either by showing that their importance in the subcontinent is being overstated or that they are also prevalent in other regions.
From this comparative perspective, Latin America’s historic orientation toward external models is therefore quite distinctive. The first question is how these alternatives are perceived and appropriated by local elites, which is not necessarily how they are understood or INTRODUCTION: LATIN AMERICA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 21 intended from the outside. ) The second question is the extent to which any particular modernizing initiative is appropriated, adapted, and internalized not only by its initial promoters but also by the wider—and more heterogeneous—society at large.
18 But those old debates about popular sovereignty, the separation of powers, the federal versus central attributes of government, the constitutional responsibilities of courts, and the legally binding character of international treaties are old no more. Both in Europe and in Latin America they have become young and vibrant again. From the perspective of the longue durée, such liberal political theory is anchored in a much deeper flow of shared experience and understanding. For that reason we should expect Europeans and Latin Americans to listen to each other with heightened attention.
Latin America: A New Interpretation (Studies of the Americas) by L. Whitehead