Texas Papers on Latin America

The purpose of the Texas Papers on Latin America (TPLA) is to provide pre-publication distribution of draft papers by UT-Austin Latin Americanists and visiting scholars to the UT-Austin campus in the interest of generating useful feedback and better comprehension of the breadth of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas. Copyright for the TPLA papers is retained by the author(s). This series is offered as a public service and materials may be reproduced for research and educational purposes, provided proper citation and credit are included.


  • Elite Settlements Michael G. Burton and John Higley [8701.pdf - 3.1MB]
  • Domestic Politics and Foreign Investment: British Development of Mexican Petroleum Jonathan C. Brown [8702.pdf - 3.5MB]
  • The Dilemma of Food Security in a Revolutionary Context: Nicaragua, 1979 - 1986 María Verónica Frenkel [8703.pdf - 4.0MB]
  • The Outlook for the Mexican Economy Víctor L. Urquidi [8705.pdf - 1.2MB]
  • Mexican Speech Play: History and the Psychological Discourses of Power José E. Limón [8706.pdf - 1.6MB]
  • Rent Seeking, Rent Avoidance, and Informality: An Analysis of Third World Urban Housing Henry A. Dietz [8707.pdf - 1.2MB]
  • Literature of the Sao Paulo Week of Modern Art K. David Jackson [8708.pdf - 1.6MB]
  • Intermittent Use and Agricultural Change on Marginal Lands: The Case of Smallholders in Eastern Sonora, Mexico William E. Doolittle [8709.pdf - 2.0MB]
  • The Nicaraguan Experiment: Characteristics of a New Economic Model Michael E. Conroy [8710.pdf - 2.2MB]
  • The Masses and the Critical Mass: A Strategic Choice Model of the Transition to Democracy in Brazil Timothy J. Power [8711.pdf - 1.0MB]
  • The Place of Social Democracy in the Argentine Political System Torcuato S. Di Tella [8712.pdf - 1.0MB]
  • Linguistic and Cultural Geography of Contemporary Peru Gregory Knapp [8713.pdf - 953KB]
  • Decline and Fall of the Spanish Merchants at Buenos Aires: Marcó del Pont in the Age of Independence Jonathan C. Brown [8714.pdf - 1.7MB]


  • The Political Formula of Costa Rica Olivier Dabene [8801.pdf - 1.3MB]
  • Interpreting the Mexican Revolution Alan Knight [8802.pdf - 1.9MB]
  • Democratic Transitions and Democratic Breakdowns: The Elite Variable John Higley and Michael G. Burton [8803.pdf - 2.3MB]
  • The Mexican Oil Expropriation and the Ensuing Propaganda War Robert Huesca [8804.pdf - 2.3MB]
  • Nicaragua: The Economic Dilemmas of Peace and Democracy in 1988 Michael E. Conroy [8805.pdf - 1.6MB]
  • Ethnic Images and Strategies in 1944 Richard N. Adams [8806.pdf - 1.5MB]
  • Sails in Aboriginal Mesoamerica: Reevaluating Thompson's Argument Jeremiah F. Epstein [8807.pdf - 721KB]
  • Ethnic Emergence and Expansion in Central America Richard N. Adams [8808.pdf - 1.3MB]
  • Spanish American Creole Society in Cuba (1750-1840) and the Rise of American Nationalism Franklin W. Knight [8809.pdf - 1.4MB]
  • Strategies of Ethnic Survival in Central America Richard N. Adams [8810.pdf - 1.2MB]
  • Algunos puntos de vista sobre la tendencia fundamental de las relaciones Soviético-Latinoamericanas en la decada de los noventa Yulin Wang [8811.pdf - 780KB]
  • Nahuatl Holdings of the Benson Latin American Collection of the University of Texas at Austin John Frederick Schwaller [8812.pdf - 2.54MB]


  • The Reproduction of State Terrorism in Central America Richard N. Adams [8901.pdf - 646KB]
  • International Organizations, Health, and Nation Building in Nicaragua John M. Donahue [8902.pdf - 1.4MB]
  • Internal and External Ethnicities: With Special Reference to Central America Richard N. Adams [8903.pdf - 1.6MB]
  • Rereading Brazilian Modernism Randal Johnson [8904.pdf - 794KB]
  • The Global Assembly Industry Patricia A. Wilson [8905.pdf - 2.0MB]
  • Past Meets Future: Texas and Latin America in the 21st Century Michael E. Conroy [8906.pdf - 1.4MB]
  • Democratizing Brazil's State Enterprises William Case [8907.pdf - 2.0MB]
  • The New Elite Paradigm: A Critical Assessment Paul Cammack [8908.pdf - 1.5MB]
  • After the Conquest: The Survival of Indigenous Patterns of Life and Belief Frances Karttunen [8909.pdf - 971KB]
  • The Mexican Proposal for a Continent- Wide Debt Moratorium: Lessons from the 1930s, Contrasts with the 1980s Robin A. King [8910.pdf - 1.2MB]
  • The Ancient Maya Craft Community at Colha, Belize, and Its External Relationships Tomas R. Hester and Harry J. Shafer [8911.pdf - 1.0MB]
  • Urbanization, Migration, and Development Bryan Roberts [8912.pdf - 1.6MB]
  • Potential Ethnic Territories: Mapping Linguistic Data from Modern Andean Censuses Gregory Knapp [8913.pdf - 1.0MB]
  • Peasant Participation and Mobilization during Economic Crisis: The Case of Costa Rica Gregg L. Vunderlink [8914.pdf - 2.6MB]


  • Labor and State in the Mexican Oil Expropriation Jonathan C. Brown [9010.pdf - 2.09MB]


  • The United Fruit Company in Central America: A Bargaining Power Analysis Constance Orozco [9107.pdf - 1.6MB]


  • The Decline of Neocardenismo, 1988-92 Philip Russell [9202.pdf - 1.45MB]


  • The State and the Private Sector in Latin America: Reflections on the Past, the Present, and the Future Jack K. Edwards and Werner Baer [9302.pdf - 856KB]
  • A Review of Chilean Privatization Experiences Patricio Meller [9306.pdf - 1.28MB]


  • 1995 ILAS Distinguished Paper: The Experience of the Guatemalan United Fruit Company Workers: Why Did They Fail?, Alejandra Batres [9501.html] [9501.pdf - 85KB]
  • Charismatic Leadership and the Transition to Democracy: The Rise of Carlos Saul Menem in Argentine Politics, María Fernanda Arias, [9502.html] [9502.pdf - 77KB]
  • The Colha Preceramic Project: A Status Report, Thomas R. Hester et. al., [9503.html] [9503.pdf - 52KB]


  • La prensa latinoamericana en Internet: una instantánea de los primeros años, Jaime Morfín, [9701.html] [9701.pdf - 61KB]
  • The Gaos-Nicol Polemic of 1950: An Argument on Ortega and Post-revolutionary Epistemology in Mexico, Matthew Corey, [9702.html] [9702.pdf - 88KB]
  • Market Opportunities for Pay Television Services in Chile: A Strategic Assessment, David Wells, [9703.html] [9703.pdf - 82KB]


  • After Paula: An Interview with Isabel Allende, John Rodden, [9901.html] [9901.pdf - 52KB]
  • Políticas y gobierno de la educación superior en América Latina, Hugo Casanova Cardiel, [9902.html] [9902.pdf - 68KB]