Latin America After Neoliberalism: Turning the Tide in the 21st Century?

Latin America After Neoliberalism: Turning the Tide in the 21st Century?


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Latin America After Neoliberalism: Turning the Tide in the 21st Century? by Eric Hershberg, Fred Rosen

Beginning in the 1980s, Latin America became a laboratory for the ideas and policies of neoliberalism. Now the region is an epicenter of dissent from neoliberal ideas and resistance to U.S. economic and political dominance; Latin America’s political map is being redrawn. Already half a dozen progressive governments have swept into power—in Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela—and more may follow. Latin America After Neoliberalism is a fascinating look at what is perhaps the most politically dynamic region in the world—and an authoritative guide to the political movements and leaders that are part of this historic change.

Published in conjunction with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) and written by leading progressive analysts of the region, this book takes on the full spectrum of contemporary issues in Latin America, from political transformation to the role of women, indigenous people, and labor coalitions. Latin America After Neoliberalism attempts to make sense of the ongoing upheavals throughout the continent as it moves into the vanguard of an international rejection of neoliberalism for a new and viable progressive alternative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595581068
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 7.90(h) x (d)

About the Author

Eric Hershberg is Senior Adviser at the Social Science Research Council and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. He also chairs the board of NACLA. He lives in Brooklyn.

Fred Rosen is a former director of NACLA and current contributing editor of the NACLA Report on the Americas. He lives in Mexico.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Turning the Tide?   Eric Hershberg   Fred Rosen     1
The Hegemony of U.S. Economic Doctrines in Latin America   Paul W. Drake     26
Latin America and the United States   Lars Schoultz     49
Dangerous Consequences: The U.S. "War on Drugs" in Latin America   Coletta A. Youngers     72
Promoting Polyarchy in Latin America: The Oxymoron of "Market Democracy"   William I. Robinson     96
Latin America: Persistent Inequality and Recent Transformations   Luis Reygadas     120
A Table to Eat On: The Meaning and Measurement of Poverty in Latin America   Araceli Damian   Julio Boltvinik     144
Crime and Citizen Security in Latin America   Mark Ungar     171
The Politics of Memory, the Languages of Human Rights   Katherine Hite     193
Give or Take Ten Million: The Paradoxes of Migration to the United States   Judith Adler Hellman     213
The Left in South America and the Resurgence of National-Popular Regimes   Carlos M. Vilas     232
De Protesta a Propuesta: The Contributions and Challenges of Latin American Feminism   Norma Chinchilla   Liesl Haas     252
Negotiating MulticulturalCitizenship and Ethnic Politics in 21st Century Latin America   Shane Greene     276
Labor and the Challenge of Cross-Border, Cross-Sector Alliance   Mark Anner     298
Notes     317
Contributors     349
Index     353

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