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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. Insigthtful and timely, the essays in this collection focus on contemporary issues involving economic integration, health, labor, subnational development, and popular mobilization. In general, they provide multiple viewpoints 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.

This anthololgy will force students and scholars, across a variety of disciplines, to examine the prevailing assumptions about globalization and its relation to development. It will encourage new vistas of thought in economics, regional politics, sociology, and social development. And, most importantly, this anthology provides articulate and coherent instruction on the most meaningful challenges facing Latin America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897160022
  • Publisher: de Sitter Publications
  • Publication date: 1/14/2005
  • 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 mobilization 1
Ch. 1 The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the context of U.S.-Latin American relations 24
Ch. 2 The FTAA : health hazard for the Americas? 46
Ch. 3 Health security and insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean 81
Ch. 4 Social aspects of labor organizing : maquiladora workers in a grass-roots development effort 135
Ch. 5 Harnessing globalization : Rio Grande Do Sul's successful effort to attract Dell Computer Corporation 176
Ch. 6 Globalization in a time of neoliberalism : politicized social movements and the Latin American response 216
Ch. 7 The concept of Sem Terra and the peasantry in Brazil 242
Ch. 8 Popular resistance to globalization and neoliberalism in Latin America 273
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