The Political Economy of Latin America
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The Political Economy of Latin America : Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development

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This brief text offers an unbiased reflection on the neoliberal debate in Latin America and the institutional puzzle that underlies the region's difficulties with democratization and development. In addition to providing an overview of this key element of the Latin American political economy, Peter Kingstone also advances an important but under-explored argument about political institutions. Kingstone offers a unique contribution by mapping out the problem of how to understand institutions, why they are created, and why Latin American ones function the way they do. This timely and thorough update includes: * A fresh discussion of the commodity boom in the region with special consideration of China's presence in Latin America; * The recent explosion of social policy innovation addressing issues like health, education, and poverty; * Updated case studies used throughout.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 11 black & white tables, 3 black & white line drawings
  • 1138926981
  • 9781138926981

About Peter Kingstone

Peter Kingstone is co-director of the International Development Institute at King's College London. He is the author of Crafting Coalitions for Reform: Business Preferences, Political Institutions, and Neoliberal Reform in Brazil and co-editor of Democratic Brazil: Actors, Institutions, and Processes.show more

Table of contents

1. Markets, States, and the Challenge of Development in Latin America 2. Import-Substitution Industrialization and the Great Transformation in Latin America 3. Neoliberalism and its Discontents 4. The Two Lefts and the Return of the State 5. Government, Markets and Institutions-Reflections on Developmentshow more

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