Globalization and Development in Latin America

Globalization and Development in Latin America

by Richard Harris
     
 

This volume critically examines the effects of globalization and neoliberal development policies on economic, social, and political conditions in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors provide a series of complementary perspectives on some of the most important trends and issues in this important region of the world. In general, they provide… See more details below

Overview

This volume critically examines the effects of globalization and neoliberal development policies on economic, social, and political conditions in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors provide a series of complementary perspectives on some of the most important trends and issues in this important region of the world. In general, they provide multiple view points and extensive evidence of profound transformations in the economic, social, and political systems as well as in the international relations of the societies in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897160022
Publisher:
de Sitter Publications
Publication date:
01/14/2005
Series:
International Studies in Social Science, #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : globalization and development in Latin America : economic integration, health, labor and popular mobilization1
Ch. 1The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the context of U.S.-Latin American relations24
Ch. 2The FTAA : health hazard for the Americas?46
Ch. 3Health security and insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean81
Ch. 4Social aspects of labor organizing : maquiladora workers in a grass-roots development effort135
Ch. 5Harnessing globalization : Rio Grande Do Sul's successful effort to attract Dell Computer Corporation176
Ch. 6Globalization in a time of neoliberalism : politicized social movements and the Latin American response216
Ch. 7The concept of Sem Terra and the peasantry in Brazil242
Ch. 8Popular resistance to globalization and neoliberalism in Latin America273

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