By Edward J. Carvalho

Acknowledged Legislator: severe Essays at the Poetry of Martín Espada stands because the first-ever number of essays on poet and activist Martín Espada. it's also, thus far, the single released book-length, single-author learn of Espada at present in life. hoping on cutting edge, hugely unique contributions from 13 Espada students, its vital objective is to argue for a protracted past due severe understanding of and cultural appreciation for Espada and his physique of writing. said Legislator accomplishes this job in 3 primary methods: through offering readers with historical past details at the poet's existence and paintings; delivering an exam into the subject material and dominant issues which are usually contained in his writing; and at last, via advocating, in quite a few methods, for why we must always be interpreting, discussing, and instructing the Espada canon. Divided into 4 exact sections that modulate via a number of theoretical frames—from Espada's...

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It is also an effort to explore the implications of Latin American electoral politics and economic change for the quality of democracy in the region and for democratic theory more broadly. When politicians violate their campaign promises, are they responding to special interests or powerful outsiders? Do they anticipate that citizens, informed by the results of policies that they initially fear, will recognize these as in their own interests? Or do they simply hope citizens will forget before the next election?

In more general terms, we can see that the problem of credibility of campaign pronouncements forced some politicians to reveal their true policy intentions, reducing the likelihood that they would renege on their pronouncements once in power. S. politics have used mass public opinion data, combined with systematic ratings of the policy positions of legislators (such as Americans for Democratic Action ratings) to measure the distance between constituents’ ideal points and the roll-call behavior of their representatives.

They turned to neoliberal reformers as an antidote to inflation and to expansionists as an antidote to slow growth. Note that not in all cases did people face a Phillips curve trade-off between inflation and output or unemployment. During bouts of hyperinflation, such as in Bolivia in the early 1980s and in Nicaragua, Peru, and Argentina in the late 1980s, output also fell. But under conditions of stagnation and relatively low inflation, securityoriented policies were the preferred instrument for economic improvement.

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