1st Edition

Latin American Political Economy
Financial Crisis And Political Change

ISBN 9780367156329
Published December 17, 2020 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

This book considers the historical and contemporary determinants of the financial crisis facing Latin America from a political economy perspective and compares the effects of and responses to the crisis in a number of countries. It discusses the internal policy errors that led to financial blow-ups.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives 2. Political Regimes and Economic Performance in Latin America 3. Bureaucratic-Authoritarian Regimes in Comparative Perspective 4. Latin American Adjustment to the Oil Shocks of 1973 and 1979 5. On Financial Blowups and Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America Part 2: Military and Civilian Regimes: Spectacular Failures and Moderate Successes 6. Overcoming Argentina's Stop-and-Go Economic Cycles 7. Economic Policy and Political Opening in Brazil 8. Chile: In Search of Lost Democracy 9. The Tragedy of Lost Opportunity in Peru 10. Development and Crisis in Mexico: A Structuralist Approach 11. Colombia: Moderate Economic Growth, Political Stability, and Social Welfare 12. Cuba's Centrally Planned Economy: An Equity Trade-off for Growth 13. Nicaragua: The Experience of the Mixed Economy Part 3: Commentaries

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