Debt And Democracy In Latin America

Debt And Democracy In Latin America

This book investigates the two-way relationship between debt and democracy in Latin America. It examines the evidence about how regime type influenced the choice of policy to deal with foreign creditors and related economic issues.

Author: Barbara Stallings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429722042

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This book investigates the two-way relationship between debt and democracy in Latin America. It examines the evidence about how regime type influenced the choice of policy to deal with foreign creditors and related economic issues.
Categories: Political Science

Modern Political Economy And Latin America

Modern Political Economy And Latin America

This is a reader that applies the newest debates in political economy to the analysis of Latin America in a way that is thematically and theoretically cohesive.

Author: Jeffry A Frieden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429967443

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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This is a reader that applies the newest debates in political economy to the analysis of Latin America in a way that is thematically and theoretically cohesive.. Modern Political Economy and Latin America consists of carefully selected, edited readings in Latin American political economy. The editors, Jeffry Frieden and Manuel Pastor, Jr., include an introductory chapter, and a concluding article as well as brief introductions to all sections. These inclusions will make explicit the theoretical underpinnings of each article, and will highlight their respective contributions to the ongoing debates in Latin America. } Modern Political Economy and Latin America consists of carefully selected, edited readings in Latin American political economy. The editors, Jeffry Frieden and Manuel Pastor, Jr., include an introductory chapter, and a concluding article as well as brief introductions to all sections. These inclusions will make explicit the theoretical underpinnings of each article, and will highlight their respective contributions to the ongoing debates in Latin America.Latin American economies are undergoing profound transformations. And, in the wake of a decade-long debt crisis, the statist models of the past are giving way to a reliance on the market even as authoritarian rule seems to have ebbed in favor of new or reborn democratic institutions. As a result, the policy framework guiding economic and political development is likely to be fundamentally different. The analysis of Latin America needs a strong dose of modern political economy--one that can bring the area studies field up to date with the recent developments on the theoretical end of the economics and political science professions. This book helps fill that need. }
Categories: Political Science

Debt Development and Democracy

Debt  Development  and Democracy

This book will be useful to those interested in comparative politics, international studies, development studies, and political economy more generally.

Author: Jeffry A. Frieden

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691186764

Category: Political Science

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In the 1970s and 1980s the countries of Latin America dealt with their similar debt problems in very different ways--ranging from militantly market-oriented approaches to massive state intervention in their economies--while their political systems headed toward either democracy or authoritarianism. Applying the tools of modern political economy to a developing-country context, Jeffry Frieden analyzes the different patterns of national economic and political behavior that arose in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. This book will be useful to those interested in comparative politics, international studies, development studies, and political economy more generally. "Jeffry Frieden weaves together a powerful theoretical framework with comparative case studies of the region's five largest debtor states. The result is the most insightful analysis to date of how the interplay between politics and economics in post-war Latin America set the stage for the dramatic events of the 1980s."--Carol Wise, Center for Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate School
Categories: Political Science

Federalism and Democracy in Latin America

Federalism and Democracy in Latin America

In this book, Edward L. Gibson brings together a group of scholars to examine the Latin American experience with federalism and to advance our theoretical understanding of politics in federal systems. questions of how and when federal ...

Author: Edward L. Gibson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801874238

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

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We live in an increasingly federalized world. This fact has generated interest in how federal institutions shape politics, policy-making and the quality of life of those living in federal systems. In this book, Edward L. Gibson brings together a group of scholars to examine the Latin American experience with federalism and to advance our theoretical understanding of politics in federal systems. questions of how and when federal institutions matter for politics, policy-making and democratic practice. They also offer conceptual approaches for studying federal systems, their origins and their internal dynamics. The book provides case studies on the four existing federal systems in Latin America - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela - and their experiences in dealing with a variety of issues, including federal system formation, democratization, electoral representation and economic reform.
Categories: Political Science

Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction

With a concluding chapter on the impact of the Great Recession in other Latin American states, Eastern Europe, and East Asia, Creative Destruction? lends insight into the survival of democratic and authoritarian regimes during times of ...

Author: Francisco E. Gonzlez

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 9781421406039

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This illuminating historical study examines the political economies of three Latin American countries in their transition toward democratization. Through most of the twentieth century, financial shocks toppled democratic and authoritarian regimes across Latin America. But things began to change in the 1980s. In this wide-ranging comparative history of Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, Francisco E. González explains why. Gonzalez examines how these three countries were affected by the Great Depression, Latin America’s 1980s debt crisis, and the late 1990s emerging markets’ meltdowns. He finds that democratic or not, each nation’s regime gained stability in the 1980s thanks to changes in institutions, material interests, economic policies, and other factors. Underlying these developments was a growing ease in the exchange of ideas that created a pro-democracy bias—even in Pinochet’s Chile. With a concluding chapter on the impact of the Great Recession in other Latin American states, Eastern Europe, and East Asia, Creative Destruction? lends insight into the survival of democratic and authoritarian regimes during times of extreme financial instability.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy in Latin America

Democracy in Latin America

This textbook provides an understanding of the process of democratization in Latin America. The author explores the various paths to democracy followed in different countries of the region.

Author: Geraldine Lievesley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719043115

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This textbook provides an understanding of the process of democratization in Latin America. The author explores the various paths to democracy followed in different countries of the region.
Categories: Political Science

Coping with the Latin American Debt

Coping with the Latin American Debt

The situations of the small Central American and Caribbean states are also treated. Finally, the volume explores the question of whether sovereign lending is really good business for banks or a good solution for these countries.

Author: Robert G. Wesson

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038489758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

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Nearly half of the Third World debt, or about $400 million, is owed by Latin America. How this has come about and what it means for Latin America's future are the subjects of twelve essays by experts on the Latin American debt problem. Despite their widely varied backgrounds and interests, the contributors aim toward a clearer understanding of the meaning of the debt problem and where it may be headed. A background sketch of the problem is provided, as is an account of attempts to cope with the protracted crisis. Detailed discussions follow of the largest debtors, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. The situations of the small Central American and Caribbean states are also treated. Finally, the volume explores the question of whether sovereign lending is really good business for banks or a good solution for these countries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Business and Democracy in Latin America

Business and Democracy in Latin America

These essays provide the first published research on Latin America’s business sectors after recent political transformations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru.

Author: Ernest Bartell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822021110762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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These essays provide the first published research on Latin America’s business sectors after recent political transformations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. They reveal the widely varied political and economic roles of business interests, particularly in regard to military regimes and the retreat of authoritarianism.
Categories: Business & Economics

Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America

Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America

This book is accessible to a broad audience and scholars with an interest in the political economy of finance, development and democracy, and Latin American politics.

Author: Stephen B. Kaplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139619721

Category: Political Science

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In an age of financial globalization, are markets and democracy compatible? For developing countries, the dramatic internationalization of financial markets over the last two decades deepens tensions between politics and markets. Notwithstanding the rise of left-leaning governments in regions like Latin America, macroeconomic policies often have a neoliberal appearance. When is austerity imposed externally and when is it a domestic political choice? By combining statistical tests with extensive field research across Latin America, this book examines the effect of financial globalization on economic policymaking. Kaplan argues that a country's structural composition of international borrowing and its individual technocratic understanding of past economic crises combine to produce dramatically different outcomes in national policy choices. Incorporating these factors into an electoral politics framework, the book then challenges the conventional wisdom that political business cycles are prevalent in newly democratizing regions. This book is accessible to a broad audience and scholars with an interest in the political economy of finance, development and democracy, and Latin American politics.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy in Latin America

Democracy in Latin America

The book discusses topics such as whether Washington's "model democracies" are truly democratic, and how Guatemala's civilian regime compares to Nicaragua's revolutionary democracy.

Author: Susanne Jonas

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897891643

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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A collection of articles that evaluate different models of democracy. The book discusses topics such as whether Washington's "model democracies" are truly democratic, and how Guatemala's civilian regime compares to Nicaragua's revolutionary democracy.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy and the Left

Democracy and the Left

In Democracy and the Left, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens argue that the resurgence of democracy in Latin America is key to this change.

Author: Evelyne Huber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226356556

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Although inequality in Latin America ranks among the worst in the world, it has notably declined over the last decade, offset by improvements in health care and education, enhanced programs for social assistance, and increases in the minimum wage. In Democracy and the Left, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens argue that the resurgence of democracy in Latin America is key to this change. In addition to directly affecting public policy, democratic institutions enable left-leaning political parties to emerge, significantly influencing the allocation of social spending on poverty and inequality. But while democracy is an important determinant of redistributive change, it is by no means the only factor. Drawing on a wealth of data, Huber and Stephens present quantitative analyses of eighteen countries and comparative historical analyses of the five most advanced social policy regimes in Latin America, showing how international power structures have influenced the direction of their social policy. They augment these analyses by comparing them to the development of social policy in democratic Portugal and Spain. The most ambitious examination of the development of social policy in Latin America to date, Democracy and the Left shows that inequality is far from intractable—a finding with crucial policy implications worldwide.
Categories: Political Science

Latin America

Latin America

Author: United Nations University Press Staff

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822021402714

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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Categories: Political Science

Debt and Transfiguration Prospects for Latin America s Economic Revival

Debt and Transfiguration  Prospects for Latin America s Economic Revival

Extensively updated throughout, this third edition includes three new chapters as well as expanded coverage of the analysis of visit data.

Author: David Felix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315490601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Collection of essays representing the analysis and policy proposals of a wide range of economists, and dealing with many contentious issues about the re-structuring strategies of Latin American debtor countries, their economic and political adjustments, and schemes for external financing. Visits to customers by a cross-functional team of marketers and engineers play an important role in new product development, entry into new markets, and in exploring customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction. The new edition of this widely used professional resource provides step-by-step instructions for making effective use of this market research technique. Using a wealth of specific examples, Edward F. McQuarrie explains how to set feasible objectives and how to select the right number of the right kind of customers to visit. One of the leading experts in the field, McQuarrie demonstrates how to construct a discussion guide and how to devise good questions, and offers practical advice on how to conduct face-to-face interviews. Extensively updated throughout, this third edition includes three new chapters as well as expanded coverage of the analysis of visit data. It also discusses which industries and product categories are most (and least) suitable to the customer visit technique. The author also covers how the customer visit technique compares to other market research techniques such as focus groups.
Categories: Business & Economics

Brazil s Dilemma

Brazil s Dilemma

Author: Geisa Maria Rocha

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822004981759

Category: Brazil

Page: 1172

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Categories: Brazil