Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America

Author: Eduardo Silva

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521879930

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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Eduardo Silva offers the first comprehensive comparative study of anti-free market movements in Latin America and a resulting shift in governmental intervention in the economy and society.
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Transnational Activism and National Movements in Latin America

Bridging the Divide

Author: Eduardo Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055696

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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During the 1990s, as widespread perception spread of declining state sovereignty, activists and social movement organizations began to form transnational networks and coalitions to pressure both intergovernmental organizations and national governments on a variety of issues. Research has focused on the formation of these transnational networks, campaigns, and coalitions; their objectives, strategies and tactics; and their impact. Yet the issue of how participation in transnational networks influences national level mobilization has been little analyzed. What effects has the experience of social movement organizations at the transnational scale had for the development at the national scale? This volume addresses this significant gap in the literature on transnational collective action by building on approaches that stress the multi-level characteristics of transnational relations. Edited by noted Latin American politics scholar Eduardo Silva, the contributions focus on four distinct themes to which the empirical chapters contribute: Building a Transnational Relations Approach to Multi-Level Interaction; Transnational Relations and Left Governments; North-South and South-South Linkages; and The "Normalization" of Labor. Bridging the Divide will add considerably to empirical knowledge of the ways in which transnational and national factors dynamically interact in Latin America. Additionally, the mid-range theorizing of the empirical chapters, along with the mix of positive and negative cases, raises new hypotheses and questions for further study.
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The Political Economy of Latin America

Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development

Author: Peter Kingstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135839808

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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Neoliberalism has been at the centre of enormous controversy since its first appearance in Latin America in the early 1970s. Even neoliberalism’s strongest supporters concede that it has not lived up to its promises and that growth, poverty, and inequality all have performed considerably worse than hoped. This brief text offers an unbiased reflection on the neoliberal debate in Latin America and the institutional puzzle that underlies the region’s difficulties with democratization and development. In addition to providing an overview of this key element of the Latin American political economy, Peter Kingstone also advances an important but under-explored argument about political institutions. Kingstone offers a unique contribution by mapping out the problem of how to understand institutions, why they are created, and why Latin American ones function the way they do.
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Sustainable Urban Development Reader

Author: Stephen M. Wheeler,Timothy Beatley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131767216X

Category: Architecture

Page: 612

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Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation, ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic development, social and environmental justice, and green architecture and building. All sections have a concise editorial introduction that places the selection in context and suggests further reading. Additional sections cover tools for sustainable development, international sustainable development, visions of sustainable community and case studies from around the world. The book also includes educational exercises for individuals, university classes, or community groups, and an extensive list of recommended readings. The anthology remains unique in presenting a broad array of classic and contemporary readings in this field, each with a concise introduction placing it within the context of this evolving discourse. The Sustainable Urban Development Reader presents an authoritative overview of the field using original sources in a highly readable format for university classes in urban studies, environmental studies, the social sciences, and related fields. It also makes a wide range of sustainable urban planning-related material available to the public in a clear and accessible way, forming an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the future of urban environments.
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Governance after Neoliberalism in Latin America

Author: J. Grugel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230622429

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Two decades of neoliberalism in Latin America have left legacies of uneven growth, inequity and lackluster democracy. This book offers an original and grounded discussion of what governance after neoliberalism means in Latin America and examines how states are pursuing more independent development strategies and models of democracy.
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Latin America and Global Capitalism

A Critical Globalization Perspective

Author: William I. Robinson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801896363

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

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This ambitious volume chronicles and analyzes from a critical globalization perspective the social, economic, and political changes sweeping across Latin America from the 1970s through the present day. Sociologist William I. Robinson summarizes his theory of globalization and discusses how Latin America’s political economy has changed as the states integrate into the new global production and financial system, focusing specifically on the rise of nontraditional agricultural exports, the explosion of maquiladoras, transnational tourism, and the export of labor and the import of remittances. He follows with an overview of the clash among global capitalist forces, neoliberalism, and the new left in Latin America, looking closely at the challenges and dilemmas resistance movements face and their prospects for success. Through three case studies—the struggles of the region's indigenous peoples, the immigrants rights movement in the United States, and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela—Robinson documents and explains the causes of regional socio-political tensions, provides a theoretical framework for understanding the present turbulence, and suggests possible outcomes to the conflicts. Based on years of fieldwork and empirical research, this study elucidates the tensions that globalization has created and shows why Latin America is a battleground for those seeking to shape the twenty-first century’s world order. -- Sean Burges
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Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America

Breaking Up With TINA?

Author: Tom Chodor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137444681

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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The book examines the 'Pink Tide' of leftist governments in Latin America struggling against neoliberal hegemony from a critical International Political Economy perspective. Focusing particularly on Venezuela and Brazil, it evaluates the transformative and emancipatory potentials of their political projects domestically, regionally and globally.
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The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development

Author: Patrice M. Franko

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742553538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 680

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Provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems in the countries of Latin America. This third edition analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights macroeconomic changes in the region. It explores the contradictions of growth, and focuses on factors of competitiveness.
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Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America

Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective

Author: Steven Levitsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016971

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Explains why some contemporary Latin American labor-based parties adapted successfully to the challenges of neoliberalism.
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Beyond neoliberalism in Latin America?

societies and politics at the crossroads

Author: John Burdick,Philip Oxhorn,Kenneth M. Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230611795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

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While the neoliberal model continues to dominate economic and political life in Latin America, people throughout the region have begun to strategize about how to move beyond this model. What are the alternatives they imagine? Do these alternatives represent a genuine break? Twelve cutting-edge papers investigate how Latin Americans are struggling to articulate a future in which neoliberalism is reconfigured.
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