Patterns of Development in Latin America: Poverty, Repression, and Economic Strategy / Edition 1

Patterns of Development in Latin America: Poverty, Repression, and Economic Strategy / Edition 1

by John Sheahan
     
 

ISBN-10: 069102264X

ISBN-13: 9780691022642

Pub. Date: 11/01/1987

Publisher: Princeton University Press

In this major work an economist with long experience as an advisor in developing countries explores the conflict between market forces and political reform that has led straight into Latin America's most serious problems. John Sheahan addresses three central concerns: the persistence of poverty in Latin American countries despite rising national incomes, the

Overview

In this major work an economist with long experience as an advisor in developing countries explores the conflict between market forces and political reform that has led straight into Latin America's most serious problems. John Sheahan addresses three central concerns: the persistence of poverty in Latin American countries despite rising national incomes, the connection between economic troubles and political repression, and the relationships between Latin America and the rest of the world in trade and finance, as well as overall dependence. His comprehensive explanation of why many Latin Americans identify open political systems with frustration and economic breakdown will interest not only economists but also a broad range of other social scientists. This is "political economy" in the classical sense of the word, establishing a clear connection between the political and economic realities of Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691022642
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1987
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresvii
Prefaceix
Part IPersistent Issues
1.Ways of Looking3
2.Poverty23
3.Employment and Earnings49
4.External Trade, Industrialization, and Economic Growth74
5.Inflation, External Deficits, and IMF Stabilization Programs99
6.Ownership I: Land130
7.Ownership II: Multinationals, Public Enterprise, and Dependency155
Part IINational Patterns of Response
8.Early Industrialization and Violent Reaction: Argentina and Brazil179
9.Reformism, Marxism, and Militant Monetarism: Chile204
10.Two Kinds of Revolutionary Alternative: Cuba, and Peru under Velasco237
11.Middle-Road Market Economies: Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico271
Part IIIPossibilities and Questions
12.Economic Strategies, Social Strains, and Political Repression313
13.Is It Possible for the United States to Play a Constructive Role?328
14.From Conclusions to Ongoing Questions355
References363
Index395

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