Internationalization of Palace Wars: Lawyers, Economists, and the Contest to Transform Latin American States / Edition 1

Internationalization of Palace Wars: Lawyers, Economists, and the Contest to Transform Latin American States / Edition 1

by Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth
     
 


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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226144269
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Chicago Series in Law and Society
Edition description:
1
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronologies
Terminology and Abbreviations
Pt. 1Imperial and Professional Strategies within the Field of State Power
1Introduction3
2Retooling Statesmen to Restructure the State: From Heritiers of European Legal Culture to the Technopols Made in the USA17
3The Internationalization of Palace Wars32
Pt. 2Hegemony Challenged: Making Friends, the Cold War Roots of a Reformist Strategy
4The Archeology of the New Universals: The Cold War Construction of Human Rights and Its Later Avatars61
5The Chicago Boys as Outsiders: Constructing and Exporting Counterrevolution73
6Fostering Pluralism and Reformism95
7The Paradox of Symbolic Imperialism: The Southern Cone as an Explosive Laboratory of Modernity110
Pt. 3Competing Universals: The Parallel Construction of Neoliberalism in the North and the South
8The Reformist Establishment out of Power: Investing in Human Rights as an Alternative Political Strategy127
9From Confrontation to Concertacion: The National Production and International Recognition of the New Universals141
Pt. 4Reshaping Global Institutions and Exporting Law
10Fragmented Governance: A Washington Agenda for Reshaping Global Institutions and National Expertises163
11Top-Down Participatory Development: Putting a Human Face on Market Hegemony and Trying to Stem the Social Violence of Globalization186
12Lawyer Compradors as Opportunistic Institution Builders198
13Reformist Strategies around the Courts220
14The Logic of Half-Failed Transplants246
Notes251
References301
Index317

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