Globalization and Uncertainty in Latin America / Edition 1

Globalization and Uncertainty in Latin America / Edition 1

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Globalization and Uncertainty in Latin America / Edition 1

This balanced and innovative collection uses different methodologies to approach the common theme of a region transformed in recent years by neoliberalism. Most of the contributors suggest that Latin America is experiencing rapid and unexpected change: its future looks much different than ever predicted, with high levels of uncertainty resulting in counterintuitive and, at times, innovative political outcomes.

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ISBN-13: 9781403978936
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Fernando López-Alves is Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published two books on state formation in Latin America: a monograph, Between the Economy and the Polity in the River Plate (1993), and State Formation and Democracy in Latin America (2000). He is co-author (with Miguel A. Centeno) of The Other Mirror: Grand Theory and Latin America (2001). His Societies without Future (2002) is now in its third edition. López-Alves is also editor of Seven Scenarios for the 21st Century (2004). His articles on globalization, Latin America and comparative politics have appeared in Past & Present, Latin American Research Review, other journals and edited collections. He is presently working on another book manuscript, entitled Futures, States, and Nations.
Diane E. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lebanon Valley College (PA). She has published book chapters on the relationship between interest groups and political parties in Argentina, and the democratic impact of the Internet in the U.S. She has also presented numerous papers on the effects of globalization on media-state relations in Latin America, the impact of neoliberal economic reforms on democracy in Argentina, and issues related to the freedom of the press in the Southern Cone. She is currently doing research on the reemergence of the left in recent South American elections, and the relationship between neopopulist leaders and the mass media.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalization and Uncertainty in Latin America - Fernando López-Alves and Diane E. Johnson
• PART I: THE UNCERTAINTIES OF LIBERALISM AND NEOLIBERALISM * Victorian Globalization in Microcosm: The Rise and Fall of Jabez Spencer Balfour - David Rock
• Uncertainty, the Construction of the Future, and the Divorce between Citizens and the State - Fernando López-Alves
• Isomorphic Neoliberalism and the Creation of Inevitability - Miguel Ángel Centeno
• Can the Backlash against Globalization Be Contained? - Benjamin J. Cohen
• PART II:UNCERTAIN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE STATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY * Globalization and Public Policy in the Americas: Are We Heading toward Convergence? - Diane E. Johnson
• Development Assistance, the Environment, and Stakeholder Participation: Toward a New Conditionality? - Jonathan Rosenberg
• Globalization and the Modern Conception of Human Rights - Steven Cassedy
• Generating Uncertainty: Globalized Punishment and Crime - Thomas Siemsen
• Conclusions - Diane E. Johnson& Fernando López–Alves

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