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Latin American Democracies in the New Global Economy / Edition 1

Latin American Democracies in the New Global Economy / Edition 1

by Ana Margheritis


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A dozen contributions from international academics and practitioners consider issues affecting Latin American democracies in the new global economy. Margheritis (political science, U. of Florida) provides an overview of foreign policy and domestic restructuring in Latin America in the introduction. The rest of the volume is organized into four thematic sections: betting on economic integration, coping with financial instability, accumulating human capital, and improving democratic governance. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574541298
Publisher: University of Miami, North/South Center Press
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Foreign Policy and Domestic Restructuring in Latin America: Recent Achievements and Future Challenges1
Part IBetting on Economic Integration
Chapter 1Economic Integration and Trade Negotiations in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Turn of the Century31
Chapter 2Economic Integration in the Southern Cone: Can MERCOSUR Survive?63
Chapter 3Mexico: Export Promotion, North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Future of North American Economic Integration83
Part IICoping With Financial Instability
Chapter 4Mexican and Other Recent Latin American Financial Crises: How Much Systemic, How Much Policy?109
Chapter 5Alternatives to Cope with Financial Instability in Latin America125
Part IIIAccumulating Human Capital
Chapter 6What Human Capital Policies Can and Cannot Do for Productivity and Poverty Reduction in Latin America145
Chapter 7Education Policy Reform in Latin America: New Opportunities, Old Constraints173
Part IVImproving Democratic Governance
Chapter 8The Dilemma of Decentralization in Latin America: Risks and Opportunities199
Chapter 9Democratic Governance and the Dilemma of Social Security Reform in Brazil221
Chapter 10Foreign Investment and Democratic Governance in Latin America241
Conclusion: The Death of the Universal Development Model: Sustaining Growth through Differentiating Domestic Norms265

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