The Peruvian Labyrinth: Polity, Society, Economy / Edition 1

The Peruvian Labyrinth: Polity, Society, Economy / Edition 1

by Maxwell A. Cameron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271016612

ISBN-13: 9780271016610

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Penn State University Press

A country perceived as having unusually complex political, economic, and social problems, Peru has long fascinated social scientists. The Peruvian Labyrinth brings together a new generation of scholars to explore the multifaceted Peruvian "experiment" as it has evolved further, in often dramatic ways, in the 1980s and 1990s. The volume focuses special attention on the…  See more details below

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A country perceived as having unusually complex political, economic, and social problems, Peru has long fascinated social scientists. The Peruvian Labyrinth brings together a new generation of scholars to explore the multifaceted Peruvian "experiment" as it has evolved further, in often dramatic ways, in the 1980s and 1990s. The volume focuses special attention on the administration of Alberto Fujimori, who suspended the constitution in 1992, two years after he first became president, but then was reelected in 1995. The experience of Peru under his regime raises important questions about the nature of democracy in Latin America, the challenges of economic and political reform, and the prospects for combining stable democratic governance and sustained development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271016610
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Legacy of Past Choices: Regimes, Coalitions, Policies
1The Transition to "Democracy" and the Failures of Institution Building13
2Political and Economic Origins of Regime Change in Peru: The Eighteenth Brumaire of Alberto Fujimori37
3State Policy and Social Conflict in Peru70
Pt. IISocial Actors and Political Change: Peasants, Workers, Business
4The Rural Landscape and Changing Political Awareness: Enterprises, Agrarian Producers, and Peasant Communities, 1969-1994107
5Politics and Trade Unions in Peru134
6The Growth and Limitations of the Peruvian Right152

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