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Latin America

Development and Conflict since 1945, 2nd Edition

By John Ward, John Ward


192 pages

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Paperback: 9780415318235
pub: 2004-07-01
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Bringing the story up-to-date, this expanded new edition takes into account recent developments including Argentina's 2001 debt default and the 2002 presidential election in Brazil. Latin America provides an introduction to the economic and political history of the region in the last half century.

Beginning with a brief history of Latin America since 1492, John Ward discusses the interactions between economic, political and social issues. The discussions includes:

* the long-term background to the 1980s debt crisis

* the effects of neo-liberal free market reforms

* relations with the United States and the wider world

* welfare provision in relation to wider economic issues

* social trends as reflected by changes in the status of women

* globalization and environmental debates

* comparisons with the more dynamic East Asian economies.

Also including biographies of the leading figures of the period and an expanded bibliography, it will provide central reading to Latin American history students, researchers and the interested general reader.


'Very clear … good balance of content … an objective approach.' - Jack Hampson, University of Preston

'Accessible … useful overview.' - Tessa Cubit, University of Portsmouth

'Accessible language, offers useful overview.' - Dr Tessa Cubitt, Univesity of Portsmouth

'A clearly written and accessible text. - Political Geography

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Economic Development 3. Latin America and the Wider World 4. Society and Politics 5. Social Welfare 6. Women 7. The Natural Environment 8. Latin America in the 1990s: Problems and Potential Chronology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Latin America / General