The Political Economy of Latin America
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The Political Economy of Latin America : Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development after the Commodity Boom

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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

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 11 Tables, black and white
  • 113892699X
  • 9781138926998

About Peter Kingstone

Peter Kingstone is Professor of Politics and Development and co-founder of the Department of International Development (with Andy Sumner) at King's College London. He is also co-editor of the Democratic Brazil series (with Timothy J. Power), including Democratic Brazil Divided (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017). He writes about the politics of economic reforms and democratic politics in Latin America.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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