1st Edition

Liberalization in the Developing World Institutional and Economic Changes in Latin America, Africa and Asia

Edited By Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto, Andre Mommen Copyright 1996

    Liberalization in the Developing World compares the success of liberalization strategies in Asia, Africa and Latin America over the past decade. Three models emerge, corresponding to the three continents covered, which reflect the degree of state intervention in the economy and the success of the liberalization policies adopted.
    The conclusions drawn demonstrate that economic and political liberalization do not have to go hand in hand. On the contrary, the case studies presented in this volume show that the role of the state can be crucial in mobilizing both the human and capital investment needed to be able to compete in international economy.

    1. Setting the neoliberal development agenda: Structural adjustment and export-led industrialization Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto and Andre Mommen 2. The Asian Miracle: A critical reassessment Andre Mommen 3. Economic transformation and liberalization in Indonesia Batara Simatupang 4. Vietnam's Gradualist Economic Reforms David H.D. Truong and Carolyn L. Gates 5. Neoliberalism and economic uncertainty in Brazil Ana Maria Fernandez 6. Controlling hyperinflation and structural adjustment in Nicaragua Oscar Catalan Aravena 7. Mexico's Integration in NAFTA: Neoliberal restructuring and changing political alliances Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom 8. Bolivia: Crisis, structural adjustment and democracy Carlos F. Toranza Roca 9. Neoliberalism and the Central American peasantry Kees Blokland 10. Structural adjustment, democracy and the state in Argentina Miguel Teubal 11. The search for legitimation and liberalization in Algeria Michiel Beker 12. The post-colonial state and economic and political reforms in Cameroon Piet Konings 13. Power struggle and economic liberalization in Ghana Kwame Nimako 14. Zaire's economic decline and ill-fated liberalization policies Andre Mommen


    Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto, Andre Mommen