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The 1980s and 1990s posed great challenges to governments in Latin America and Africa deeply affected by economic and political crises. Using case studies of Mexico and Kenya, this text shows how a decade of sustained crisis became a source of innovations in ideas and policies.
Table of Contents
1. Challenging the state: a decade of crisis; 2. Crisis and the state: evidence from Latin America and Africa; 3. Crisis and breakdown in Mexico and Kenya; 4. Imposing state authority; 5. Managing the economy; 6. Administering the public good; 7. Responding to society; 8. States of change.