ISBN-10:
0761973737
ISBN-13:
2900761973736
Pub. Date:
06/04/2003
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Introduction to Latin America: Twenty-First Century Challenges / Edition 1

Introduction to Latin America: Twenty-First Century Challenges / Edition 1

by Peadar Kirby
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Overview

Kirby (law and government, Dublin City U., Ireland) presents his introductory textbook to Latin American society, economics, and politics. After brief expositions of its history since the 1870s, he devotes the bulk of the material to the impact of neoliberal reforms that have operated throughout the region (except Cuba) since the 1980s. Separate chapters are provided for economic changes, political changes, changes in regional structures, and the reality of people's daily lives, with another chapter devoted to the unique case of Cuba. Final chapters look at the current political and social actors shaping Latin American realities. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900761973736
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/04/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Understanding Latin America
PART ONE: LEGACIES
Diversity amid Unity
Towards Development
PART TWO: NEO-LIBERAL REFORMATION
Liberating the Market
Resituating the State
Regionalization
The Human Impact
Interlude
Cuba: Uncertain Transition
PART THREE: POPULAR RESPONSES
Political Strains
New Social Actors
PART FOUR: PROSPECTS
Latin America in the Twenty-First Century

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