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This book describes and explains the extraordinary wave of popular protest that swept across the so-called Third World and the countries of the former socialist bloc during the period from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, in response to the mounting debt crisis and the austerity measures widely adopted as part of economic "reform" and "adjustment".
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Part I: Introduction:.
1. Global Adjustment.
2. Food Riots Past and Present.
Part II: Case Studies:.
3. Fighting for Survival: Women's Responses to Austerity Programs.
4. Latin America: Popular Protest and the State.
5. Economic Adjustment and Democratization in Africa.
6. The Middle East and North Africa.
7. The Asian Debt Crisis: Structural Adjustment and Popular Protest in India.
8. Explaining Sri Lanka's Exceptionalism: Popular Responses to Welfarism and the 'Open Economy'.
9. The Politics of Economic Reform in Central and Eastern Europe.
Part III: Conclusion:.
10. Debt Crisis and Democratic Transition.