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Routledge Studies in Latin American Development


About the Series

The series features innovative and original research on Latin American development from scholars both within and outside of Latin America. It particularly promotes comparative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership.

In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.

The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate. To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Deepening Democracy in Post-Neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela Advances and Setbacks

Deepening Democracy in Post-Neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela: Advances and Setbacks

1st Edition

By John Brown
February 28, 2022

This book provides a timely and nuanced analysis of the successes and shortcoming of efforts to move beyond market democracy in Bolivia and Venezuela. A twin crisis of democratic representation and socio-economic precarity created space for anti-system outsiders to emerge on the left flank of ...

Social Revolt in Chile Triggering Factors and Possible Outcomes

Social Revolt in Chile: Triggering Factors and Possible Outcomes

1st Edition

Edited By Carlos Peña, Patricio Silva
January 14, 2022

This book investigates why Chile suddenly confronted a violent social revolt in October 2019, after almost thirty years of political stability, during which time the country was broadly regarded as Latin America’s most successful nation. Since democratic restoration in 1990, Chile’s relatively high...

Brazilian Elites and their Philanthropy Wealth at the Service of Development

Brazilian Elites and their Philanthropy: Wealth at the Service of Development

1st Edition

By Jessica Sklair
November 05, 2021

This book explores the philanthropy of Brazilian elites during a key period in recent Brazilian history, from Workers Party president Lula’s last term in office through to the election of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro. Against this backdrop of political upheaval, the book asks what ...

Bolivia at the Crossroads Politics, Economy, and Environment in a Time of Crisis

Bolivia at the Crossroads: Politics, Economy, and Environment in a Time of Crisis

1st Edition

Edited By Soledad Valdivia Rivera
February 23, 2021

As Bolivia reels from the collapse of the government in November 2019, a wave of social protests, and now the impact of Covid-19, this book asks: where next for Bolivia? After almost 14 years in power, the government of Bolivia’s first indigenous president collapsed in 2019 amidst widescale ...

Legal Experiments for Development in Latin America Modernization, Revolution and Social Justice

Legal Experiments for Development in Latin America: Modernization, Revolution and Social Justice

1st Edition

By Helena Alviar García
February 23, 2021

This book provides a nuanced picture of how diverse legal debates on the pursuit of economic development and modernization have played out in Latin America since independence. The opposing concepts of modernization theory and Dependency Theory can be seen to be playing out within the field of legal...

Development Banks and Sustainability in the Andean Amazon

Development Banks and Sustainability in the Andean Amazon

1st Edition

Edited By Rebecca Ray, Kevin P. Gallagher, Cynthia A. Sanborn
October 14, 2019

This book explores what development banks, governments, and communities have learned in the last decade of careful negotiation between social and environmental protections in the Andean Amazon, and the pressures of a surging infrastructure and development boom. While mega-dams, highways, and ports...

The Informal Sector in Ecuador Artisans, Entrepreneurs and Precarious Family Firms

The Informal Sector in Ecuador: Artisans, Entrepreneurs and Precarious Family Firms

1st Edition

By Alan Middleton
August 12, 2019

This book looks back over the last forty years of change and development in Ecuador, showing how macro level changes have impacted families and workplaces on the local level. Traditionally a dependent economy reliant on agricultural exports, the impact of neoliberalism and new sources of income ...

Industrial Development in Mexico Policy Transformation from Below

Industrial Development in Mexico: Policy Transformation from Below

1st Edition

By Walid Tijerina
May 16, 2019

This book explores developmental policymaking across the multiple levels of Mexico’s contemporary state, arguing that many of the innovations in industrial policy have been driven at the subnational level. In the three decades since Mexico’s neoliberal turn in its political economy, subnational ...

Welfare and Social Protection in Contemporary Latin America

Welfare and Social Protection in Contemporary Latin America

1st Edition

Edited By Gibrán Cruz-Martínez
April 01, 2019

Social protection serves as an important development tool, helping to alleviate deprivation, reduce social risks, raise household income and develop human capital. This book brings together an interdisciplinary team of international experts to analyse social protection systems and welfare regimes ...

Demobilisation and Reintegration in Colombia Building State and Citizenship

Demobilisation and Reintegration in Colombia: Building State and Citizenship

1st Edition

By Francy Carranza-Franco
January 30, 2019

This book investigates demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR) in Colombia during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The six large peace processes and amnesties that took place in Colombia over this period were nation-led, providing an interesting case study for the wider DDR ...

Money from the Government in Latin America Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and Rural Lives

Money from the Government in Latin America: Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and Rural Lives

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Elisa Balen, Martin Fotta
November 08, 2018

It has been almost two decades since conditional cash transfer programs first appeared on the agendas of multilateral agencies and politicians. Latin America has often been used as a testing ground for these programs, which consist of transfers of money to subsections of the population upon ...

Market Liberalizations and Emigration from Latin America

Market Liberalizations and Emigration from Latin America

1st Edition

By Jon Jonakin
November 08, 2017

Market Liberalizations and Emigration From Latin America provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the era of liberalization in Latin America, focusing in particular on labor markets and emigration from the region. Starting in 1980, liberalization in Latin America was expected to improve ...

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