Globalization, Urbanization and the State: Selected Studies on Contemporary Latin America

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Globalization, Urbanization, and the State: Selected Studies on Contemporary Latin America examines how the political economy of Latin American states is affected by larger global processes as well as smaller, urban ones. In particular, in a climate of increasing economic globalization and much growth in the urban informal sector it explores the possibilities for promoting both economic growth and social development.

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Overview

Globalization, Urbanization, and the State: Selected Studies on Contemporary Latin America examines how the political economy of Latin American states is affected by larger global processes as well as smaller, urban ones. In particular, in a climate of increasing economic globalization and much growth in the urban informal sector it explores the possibilities for promoting both economic growth and social development.

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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Sociology
The authors are among the most highly regarded scholars in their field.
— Marshall Eakin, Vanderbilt University
Jonathan Hartlyn
This volume has a valuable collection of essays analyzing the challenges of economic globalization to different Latin American countries as well as the variety of state patterns, political strategies and popular responses that have resulted. Especially noteworthy are the analyses of the evolution of the region's urban processes and informal sector.
Paul Sigmund
This broad-ranging discussion of the social and economic effects of globalization makes an important contribution to a phenomenon that has not received the attention it deserves.
James Lang
The basic message that globalization has for Latin America is 'trouble ahead!' The region has a poor record on public services, large international debts, and highly concentrated income distribution. Selling off state companies and switching to free-market rhetoric will not save the day.
Marshall Eakin
The authors are among the most highly regarded scholars in their field.
Contemporary Sociology
"The authors are among the most highly regarded scholars in their field."
Marshall Eakin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761803539
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 8/15/1996
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Satya R. Pattnayak is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Villanova University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Contents: Latin American Political Economy at a Crossroads: An Introduction, Satya R. Pattnayak Chapter 2 The Transformation of Latin America: Free Markets, Democracy and Other Myths, James Petras Chapter 3 The Internalization of the Economic Crisis in Mexico and Central America, Arthur Schmidt Chapter 4 Agrarian Policy and the Agrarian Bourgeoisie in Sandinista Nicaragua, Jeffrey M. Paige Chapter 5 Brazil at the End of the Century: Presidential Impeachment and Economic Integration in First World Markets, H.B. Cavalcanti Chapter 6 Economic Restructuring and Change in Urban Specialization in Mexico, Fernando Pozos Ponce Chapter 7 Competing Perspectives on the Latin American Informal Sector, Alejandro Portes and Richard Schauffler Chapter 8 The Informal Sector, the Popular, and Public Policy, Mary C. Froehle Chapter 9 Economic Globalization and the Urban Process: Political Implications for the State in Latin America, Satya R. Pattnayak Chapter 10 Economic Growth, Political Legitimacy, and Social Development: An Epilogue, Satya R. Pattnayak Chapter 11 Select Bibliography Chapter 12 Contributors Chapter 13 Index

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