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.
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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
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