This book explores the future of Latin America's prospects for the twenty-first century. It analyzes economic alternatives to neoliberal policies, the democratization of state and civil society, new forms of political organizations, and the role of women and indigenous peoples in social change.
1. Introduction: The Quest for Social Transformation in Latin America 2. Our Project for the New Society in Latin America: The Regulating Role of the State and Problems of Self-Regulation in the Market 3. Liberalism, Democracy, and Socialism 4. The Paths of Latin American Integration 5. Adjustment and Democracy in Latin America 6. Democracy and Revolutionary Movement 7. Ethnic Politics and the Popular Movement 8. Why Political Feminism? 9. Latin America: Socialist Perspectives in Times of Cholera (Preliminary Notes for a Necessary Debate) 10. Brazil: "Against the Winds of History" 11. The Continental Development and Trade Initiative 12. For an Alternative Social Policy: The Production of Public Services in Mexico 13. Redefining Democracy in El Salvador: New Spaces and New Practices for the 1990s 14. Democracy and Society in Haiti: Structures of Domination and Resistance to Change 15. Uruguay: The Paradoxes and Perplexities of an Uncommon Left 16. Cuba: Crisis, Ethics, and Viability 17. Thinking About Cuba