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Globalization and Uncertainty in Latin America gathers new scholarship on globalization and Latin America in an entertaining and well-researched volume. This balanced and innovative collection examines how rising levels of uncertainty affect daily life, as well as society, government, and culture. Well-known authors use different methodologies to approach the common theme of a region transformed in recent years by neoliberalism. Most of the contributors suggest that Latin America is experiencing rapid and unexpected change, and that its future looks much different than ever predicted. In total, the book suggests that high levels of uncertainty in the region have resulted in counterintuitive and, at times, innovative political outcomes.
Introduction: Globalization and Uncertainty in Latin America—Fernando López-Alves and Diane E. Johnson
• PART I: THE UNCERTAINTIES OF LIBERALISM AND NEOLIBERALISM * Victorian Globalization in Microcosm: The Rise and Fall of Jabez Spencer Balfour—David Rock
• Uncertainty, the Construction of the Future, and the Divorce between Citizens and the State—Fernando López-Alves
• Isomorphic Neoliberalism and the Creation of Inevitability—Miguel Ángel Centeno
• Can the Backlash against Globalization Be Contained?—Benjamin J. Cohen
• PART II: UNCERTAIN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE STATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY * Globalization and Public Policy in the Americas: Are We Heading toward Convergence?—Diane E. Johnson
• Development Assistance, the Environment, and Stakeholder Participation: Toward a New Conditionality?—Jonathan Rosenberg
• PART III: UNCERTAINTIES ABOUT JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS * Globalization and the Modern Conception of Human Rights—Steven Cassedy
• Generating Uncertainty: Globalized Punishment and Crime—Thomas Siemsen
• Conclusions—Diane E. Johnson & Fernando López-Alves
Posted November 13, 2007
This is a very very updated and interesting book about the effects of Globalization on Latin America. It really changed my mind about the subject, and it helped me to understand not only Latin America but the rest of the world better.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.