Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

International Aspects of Reference and Information Services

Author: Bill Katz,Ruth A. Fraley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000757706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 5414


This book, first published in 1987, is a stimulating and informative appraisal of the international librarianship scene and the reference service function. Experts discuss how international reference services can be improved to facilitate true exchange of information around the world. They look squarely at problems and provide answers to a host of pertinent questions, such as information counselling and policies, reference services and global awareness, integrating a central reference international studies program, and more.

Public Enterprise Management

International Case Studies

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313280252

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 8001


Comparative studies, historically and currently of public enterprise management in different countries around the world.

Economic Reforms, Growth and Inequality in Latin America

Essays in Honor of Albert Berry

Author: Gustavo Indart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351159348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 1098


Originally published in 2004. Growth, income distribution, and labour markets are issues of pivotal importance in the Latin American context. Examining unique theoretical issues and the empirical evidence, this book provides a critical analysis of the key elements of income distribution determinants, labour market functions, trade policies, and their interrelations. As the advance of globalization becomes seemingly unstoppable, this book provides an important reappraisal of the impact of this new phenomenon, and in particular, the pernicious impact it may have on income growth and distribution. The key objective of the volume is to integrate more fully the analysis of trade and labour market economists, in order to better understand the labour market and income distribution implications of globalization and international integration. Forty years after the early calls to appropriately investigate the micro foundations of macroeconomics, the separation of the two at the policy level is more damaging than ever before - particularly for developing regions; this volume therefore makes an important contribution at the theoretical and policy levels by bringing together macroeconomic and microeconomic analyses.

Latin American Collection Concepts

Essays on Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches

Author: Gayle Ann Williams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476667594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 3235


Though still hampered by some challenging obstacles, Latin American collection development is not the static, tradition-bound field many believe it to be. Latin American studies librarians have confronted these difficulties head-on and developed strategies to adapt to the field’s continuous digital advancements. Presenting perspectives from several independent Latin American libraries, this collection of new essays covers the history of collecting, current strategies in collection development, collaborative collection development, buying trips, and future trends and new technologies.

The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America

Chile, Argentina, and Mexico

Author: Judith A. Teichman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 1665


In the 1980s and 1990s, nations throughout Latin America experienced the dual transformations of market liberalizing reforms and democratization. Since then, perhaps no issue has been more controversial among those who study the region than the exact nature of the relationship between these two processes. Bringing a much-needed comparative perspective to the discussion, Judith Teichman examines the politics of market reform in Chile, Argentina, and Mexico, analyzing its implications for democratic practices in each case. Teichman considers both internal and external influences on the process of Latin American market reform, anchoring her investigation in the historical, political, and cultural contexts unique to each country, while also highlighting the important role played by such international actors as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Informed by interviews with more than one hundred senior officials involved in the reform process, her analysis reveals that while the initial stage of market reform is associated with authoritarian political practices, later phases witness a rise in the importance of electoral democracy. She concludes, however, that the legacy of authoritarian decision making represents a significant obstacle to substantive democratization.

Trade in Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

An Analysis of Recent Trends

Author: Nanno Mulder

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211216660

Category: Service industries

Page: 55

View: 8334


The publication compares the dynamism of the Latin American and Caribbean region's services trade with that of Asia, evaluates the determinants of these trade flows, and proposes measures for improving the region's performance. The study is focused on "other services", which includes all services except transport and travel services. Three key determinants are analyzed to understand the region's poor performance: national regulatory system, human capital, and information and communication technologies (ICTs). The region's lack of dynamism relative to that of China and India is also reflected in the drop of the region's share in imports of the United States and European Union.

Digital Poverty

Latin American and Caribbean Perspectives

Author: Hernan Galperin,Judith Mariscal

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552503429

Category: Computers

Page: 161

View: 2620


This book examines the problem of inadequate access to information and communication technology (ICT) and the need to develop appropriate pro-poor ICT policies within the Latin American and Caribbean context. The authors show how market reforms have failed to ensure that the benefits of the Information Society have spread across the many social and economic divides that characterize the region. The authors explain and support the formulation of a new perspective on ICT access and develop an analytical framework with which to assess the critical variables involved in effective ICT adoption in developing regions. The research supports policy reform that builds upon the achievements of market liberalization efforts in the region but which must also address the realities of OCydigital povertyOCO OCo a concept that grasps the multiple dimensions of inadequate levels of access to ICT services by people and organizations, as well as the barriers to their productive use. This is the first publication of the Regional Dialogue on the Information Society (DIRSI), a regional network of leading researchers concerned with disseminating knowledge that supports the participation of marginalized communities using ICTs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in ICTs and international development policy and practice."

Telecommunications in Latin America

Author: Eli M. Noam,Director Columbia Institute for Tele-Information Professor of Finance and Economics Eli Noam

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195102000

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 265

View: 1399


Bringing together experts on Latin American countries, and providing a comprehensive view of what individual countries are doing to build a telecommunications capability, Telecommunications in Latin America addresses the complicated economic and policy issues of each country's telecommunications. The editor and his staff have skillfully integrated the chapters into a coherent volume, keeping the information accessible to non-specialists.