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Resource Guide:
Latin American Politics

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Political institutions and public administration Central America JL 1400-1679
Latin America (General) F 1401-1419
South America F 2201-3799

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Latin America--Politics and government.
  • Latin America--Politics and government--1948-1980.
  • Latin America--Politics and government--21st century.
  • Organization of American States
  • Anti-imperialist movements.
  • Despotism--Peru.
  • Monroe Doctrine.
  • Nicaragua--Politics and government--20th century.
  • Communism--Latin America.
  • Democracy--Latin America.

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Readings in Latin American politics : challenges to democratizationJL 966 .R383 2006
Latin American Politics and DevelopmenteBook
Encyclopedia of Latin American politicsREF F 1410 .E56 2002
Latin American Politics and DevelopmenteBook
Comparative Latin American PoliticseBook
The New Latin American Left : Cracks in the EmpireeBook
Latin American independence : an anthology of sourcesF 1412 .L377 2010
Right-Wing Politics in the New Latin America : Reaction and RevolteBook
Latin American independence : an anthology of sourcesF 1412 .L377 2010
Leftovers : tales of the Latin American left JL 960 .L44 2008
Democracy and the Public Space in Latin AmericaeBook

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Latin American politics and society
  • Journal of Politics in Latin America
  • Latin American Perspectives: A Journal on Capitalism and Socialism
  • Latin American Policy
  • Latin American Perspectives

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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