Latin America has changed dramatically over the past few years. While the 1990s were dominated by the political orthodoxy of the Washington Consensus and the political uniformity of centre right governments the first decade of the new century has seen the emergence of a plurality of economic and political alternatives. In an overview of the history of the region over the past twenty-five years thi...
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Zed Books (August 15, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2514663
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook
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Maybe it's the subject or the fact that I lack a degree in economics, but I have trouble understanding everything the author is saying. Overall, he seems balanced though. He presents a topic (e.g. the role of the IMF in Latin America) and explores bo...
es the intellectual and political origins of the Washington Consensus, assesses its impact on democracy and economic development and discusses whether the emergence of a variety of left-wing governments in the region represents a clear break with the politics and policies of the Washington Consensus. Clearly written and rigorously argued the book will be of interest to academics, students of Latin American politics and anybody interested in understanding contemporary Latin America..