Latin America In The World Economy / Edition 1

Latin America In The World Economy / Edition 1

by Frederick Stirton Weaver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813338093

ISBN-13: 9780813338095

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


Latin America in the World Economy considers the dual aspect of Latin American development: how external factors (phases of world capitalism since Columbus) interweave with internal factors (Latin American culture, politics, and social groups). Within his skillful approach, Weaver demonstrates how domestic social conflicts and power relations have

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Latin America in the World Economy considers the dual aspect of Latin American development: how external factors (phases of world capitalism since Columbus) interweave with internal factors (Latin American culture, politics, and social groups). Within his skillful approach, Weaver demonstrates how domestic social conflicts and power relations have consistently capitalized on changes in the international economy, while, conversely, engagement with the international economy has consistently constrained local struggles and patterns of change. With over half of the book dedicated to the "short" twentieth century (after 1930), Latin America in the World Economy is appropriate for courses in Latin American economic history, political economy, and development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813338095
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Series:
Latin American Perspectives Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
List of Acronymsxvii
Map of Western Hemispherexix
1The Changing World Economy: Introduction and Early History1
Some Preliminary Principles and Terms2
Tribute-Seeking Empires4
Mercantilism and Commercial Expansion, 1450-17505
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Colonial Latin America as an Uncertain Mercantile Project13
2Competitive Capitalist Industrialization, Free Trade Imperialism, and Latin American Independence, 1700-185025
Competitive Capitalism: England25
Free Trade Imperialism32
Political Independence in Latin America35
Independent Spanish America in the World Market44
3Finance Capitalism, the New Imperialism, and Latin American Export Economies, 1850-193055
Finance Capitalist Industralization: Germany56
Finance Capitalism and the "New Imperialism,"61
Latin America in the Era of the New Imperialism66
4Modern Times, Bretton Woods, and Transnational Corporations, 1920-1970s91
The Turbulent Beginnings of Modern Times in the United States91
The Structure of Modern Times in the 1950s and 1960s96
The International Economy, the Cold War, and Transnational Corporations101
5Import Substitution and Semi-Industrialization in Latin America, 1930-1970s117
Depression, War, and the Ascent of the State117
The Limits of Populism: Argentina Under Peron125
The Political Economy of Import-Substituting Industralization in Latin America127
Success, Failure, and Demise of Import-Substituting Industrialization139
6International Competition and the Dissolution of Modern Times147
The Crisis of U.S. Modern Times147
Beyond Modern Times164
7Debt, Democracy, and Uncertain Transformations: Latin America in a New World169
The Debt Crisis in Latin America172
Debt Leverage and Structural Adjustment177
Political Transitions184
Neoliberal Democracy188
The implementation of Neoliberal Reforms197
Beyond Neoliberalism203
References211
Index241

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