Technopols: Freeing Politics and Markets in Latin America in the 1990s / Edition 1

Technopols: Freeing Politics and Markets in Latin America in the 1990s / Edition 1

by Jorge I. Dominguez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271016140

ISBN-13: 9780271016146

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Penn State University Press

In recent years first Chile, then Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico have abandoned decades-old authoritarian political regimes and state-directed economic strategies and moved toward democratized politics and freer markets.

This volume seeks to understand the key roles of "technopols"—technically skilled, politically savvy leaders—in these

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Overview

In recent years first Chile, then Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico have abandoned decades-old authoritarian political regimes and state-directed economic strategies and moved toward democratized politics and freer markets.

This volume seeks to understand the key roles of "technopols"—technically skilled, politically savvy leaders—in these transformations. It is based in part on elite interviews with each of the leaders discussed: Domingo Cavallo of Argentina, Pedro Aspe of Mexico, Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, and Evelyn Matthei and Alejandro Foxley of Chile. All are major social scientists turned politicians who, the authors argue here, have themselves contributed to the formulation of the ideas that they eventually came to implement in their respective governments.

Contributors are Jorge I. Domínguez, Javier Corrales, Stephanie R. Cobb, João Resende-Santos, Delia M. Boylan, and Jeanne Kinney Giraldo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271016146
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
1Technopols: Ideas and Leaders in Freeing Politics and Markets in Latin America in the 1990s1
2Why Argentines Followed Cavallo: A Technopol Between Democracy and Economic Reform49
3"Making Possible What Is Necessary": Pedro Aspe, the Salinas Team, and the Next Mexican "Miracle"95
4Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Social and Institutional Rebuilding in Brazil145
5The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of a Technopol: The Evelyn Matthei Story195
6Development and Democracy in Chile: Finance Minister Alejandro Foxley and the Concertacion's Project for the 1990s229
Index277

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