The Internationalization of Palace Wars: Lawyers, Economists, and the Contest to Transform Latin American States [NOOK Book]

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How does globalization work? Focusing on Latin America, Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth show that exports of expertise and ideals from the United States to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico have played a crucial role in transforming their state forms and economies since World War II.

Based on more than 300 extensive interviews with major players in governments, foundations, law firms, universities, and think tanks, Dezalay and Garth ...
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The Internationalization of Palace Wars: Lawyers, Economists, and the Contest to Transform Latin American States

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Overview

How does globalization work? Focusing on Latin America, Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth show that exports of expertise and ideals from the United States to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico have played a crucial role in transforming their state forms and economies since World War II.

Based on more than 300 extensive interviews with major players in governments, foundations, law firms, universities, and think tanks, Dezalay and Garth examine both the production of northern exports such as neoliberal economics and international human rights law and the ways they are received south of the United States. They find that the content of what is exported and how it fares are profoundly shaped by domestic struggles for power and influence—"palace wars"—in the nations involved. For instance, challenges to the eastern intellectual establishment influenced the Reagan-era export of University of Chicago-style neoliberal economics to Chile, where it enjoyed a warm reception from Pinochet and his allies because they could use it to discredit the previous regime.

Innovative and sophisticated, The Internationalization of Palace Wars offers much needed concrete information about the transnational processes that shape our world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226144276
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Series: Chicago Series in Law and Society
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 689 KB

Meet the Author

Yves Dezalay is a director at Maison des sciences l'homme, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.

Bryant G. Garth is the director of the American Bar Foundation. Together they wrote Dealing in Virtue: International Commercial Arbitration and the Construction of a Transnational Legal Order, published by the University of Chicago Press, and coedited Global Prescriptions: The Production, Exportation, and Importation of a New Legal Orthodoxy.
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Table of Contents



Contents

Acknowledgments


Chronologies


Terminology and Abbreviations


PART ONE
Imperial and Professional Strategies within the Field of State Power

1.
Introduction


2.
Retooling Statesmen to Restructure the State: From Héritiers of European Legal Culture to the Technopols Made in the USA


3.
The Internationalization of Palace Wars



PART TWO
Hegemony Challenged: Making Friends, the Cold War Roots of a Reformist Strategy

4.
The Archeology of the New Universals: The Cold War Construction of Human Rights and Its Later Avatars


5.
The Chicago Boys as Outsiders: Constructing and Exporting Counterrevolution


6.
Fostering Pluralism and Reformism


7.
The Paradox of Symbolic Imperialism: The Southern Cone as an Explosive Laboratory of Modernity



PART THREE
Competing Universals: The Parallel Construction of Neoliberalism in the North and the South

8.
The Reformist Establishment out of Power: Investing in Human Rights as an Alternative Political Strategy


9.
From Confrontation to Concertación: The National Production and International Recognition of the New Universals



PART FOUR
Reshaping Global Institutions and Exporting Law

10.
Fragmented Governance: A Washington Agenda for Reshaping Global Institutions and National Expertises


11.
Top-Down Participatory Development: Putting a Human Face on Market Hegemony and Trying to Stem the Social Violence of Globalization


12.
Lawyer Compradors as Opportunistic Institution Builders


13.
Reformist Strategies around the Courts


14.
The Logic of Half-Failed Transplants



Notes


References


Index

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