Latin America is in the midst of dramatic transformations. Stabilization and structural adjustment programs are dismantling state regulation of the economy. Democratic transitions are pointing toward the emergence of new institutional arrangements. Democratization and market-oriented economic restructuring pose major questions concerning new social configurations combining rising levels of poverty, low intensity citizenship, environmental degradation, and enduring legacies of elite privilege and authoritarianism. Analyzing these and related issues, this volume contributes to a world-system perspective suggesting that the region is experiencing a great transformation characterized by a deepening differentiation between state, enterprises, and households. Emergent patterns of competition and organizational change are discussed along with the social consequences of restructuring and the potential for political transformation.
|Series:||Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System Series , #18|
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About the Author
ROBERTO PATRICIO KORZENIEWICZ is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. His main areas of interest include world-systems theory and social movements in the world-economy.
WILLIAM C. SMITH is Professor of Political Science at the Graduate School of International Studies and Senior Research Associate of the North-South Center, both at the University of Miami./e His main areas of interest are democratization and economic restructuring and the political economy of arms production and civil-military relations in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
Table of Contents
A Great Transformation by Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz and William C. Smith
The Cocaine Commodity Chain and Development Paths in Peru and Bolivia by Amy Bellone
Uncertainty and Innovation by Miguel E. Korzeniewicz
Small Firms, Social Capital, and Global Commodity Chains: Some Lessons from the Tex-Mex Border in the Era of Free Trade by David Spener
Globalization, the State, and the Informal Economy: The Limits to Peripheralization in the Latin American Periphery by José Itzigsohn
Transnational Realities and Anti-Immigrant State Policies: Issues Raised by the Experiences of Central American Immigrants and Refugees in a Trinational Region by Susanne Jonas
Women, Households, and Transnational Migration Networks: The Garifuna and Global Economic Restructuring by Linda Miller Matthei and David A. Smith
Transnational Communities: Their Emergence and Significance in the Contemporary World System by Alejandro Portes
Revolutionary Terrorism in the Periphery: A Comparative Analysis of the Shining Path and the Khmer Rouge by Bruce M. Podobnik
Global Restructuring and the Environment in Latin America by J. Timmons Roberts
Disorderly Democracy: Redefining Public Security in Latin America by A. Douglas Kincaid and Eduardo A. Gamarra
Rebuilding State Capacity in Contemporary Latin America: The Politics of Taxation in Argentina and Mexico by Sergio Berensztein
Economic Dynamism and Institutional Rigidity in Chile: Risks and Opportunities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Alvaro Diaz