Fujimori's Peru: The Political Economy

Fujimori's Peru: The Political Economy

by John Crabtree
     
 

ISBN-10: 1900039257

ISBN-13: 9781900039253

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

This book provides an evaluation of Peruvian politics and economics in the 1990s, on the evidence available up until the end of 1997. The purpose is twofold: to detect continuities and discontinuities between the Fujimori period and earlier ones, and to offer an answer--however tentative--to the question of whether the Fujimori government has laid the basis for

Overview

This book provides an evaluation of Peruvian politics and economics in the 1990s, on the evidence available up until the end of 1997. The purpose is twofold: to detect continuities and discontinuities between the Fujimori period and earlier ones, and to offer an answer--however tentative--to the question of whether the Fujimori government has laid the basis for greater future stability. The answers to these questions are mixed. There appear to be more continuities than many suppose, even though 1990 in many ways was a 'turning point.' And while the Fujimori government helped provide a more stable context than the one it inherited, it is by no means clear that the changes it has brought about will prove sustainable over the longer run. The political model looks particularly brittle. The contributors are Luis Abugattás, Elena Alvarez, Javier de Belaúnde, John Crabtree, Carlos Iván Degregori, Francisco Durand, Adolfo Figueroa, Raúl Hopkins, Javier Iguíñiz, Drago Kisic, Enrique Obando, Martin Tanaka, Jim Thomas, and Rosemary Thorp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900039253
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsi
List of Contributorsiii
Preface1
Part 1.Overview
Chapter 1.Neo-populism and the Fujimori Phenomenon7
Chapter 2.The Economic Strategy of the Fujimori Government24
Part II.Economic Performance
Chapter 3.Privatisation, Investment and Sustainability43
Chapter 4.Stabilisation, Structural Reform and Industrial Performance61
Chapter 5.The Impact of Structural Adjustment on Agricultural Performance88
Chapter 6.Economic Effects of the Illicit Drug Sector in Peru106
Part III.Distribution
Chapter 7.Income Distribution and Poverty in Peru127
Chapter 8.The Labour Market and Employment150
Part IV.Institutions
Chapter 9.Justice, Legality and Judicial Reform173
Chapter 10.Fujimori and the Military192
Chapter 11.Tax Reform: The SUNAT Experience209
Part V.Society
Chapter 12.From Movimientismo to Media Politics: The Changing Boundaries between Society and Politics in Fujimori's Peru229
Chapter 13Government, Citizenship and Democracy: A Regional Perspective243
Conclusions
Neoliberalism, Democracy and Exclusion265
Bibliography273
Index289

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