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The Changing Role Of The State In Latin America

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By Menno Vellinga


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Since the 1930s the state has played a primary role in the development process of most Latin American countries, and political systems have had strong corporatist and authoritarian-centralist features. In the last several years, as that role has become increasingly incompatible with neoliberal reforms and the requirements of a transition to democra

Table of Contents

The Changing Role of the State in Latin America -- Historical Determinants of the Latin American State -- The Rise and Fall of the Developmental State in Latin America -- Neoliberalism, Democratization, and the Rise of Technocrats -- The State in Retreat in the Economy -- Argentina: The Politics of Economic Liberalization -- The State in Retreat in the Administrative Field -- Centralizing Politics Versus Decentralizing Policies in Mexico -- The Redefinition of State Policies in the Social Arena: The Case of Mexico -- Redefining the State's Social Policies: The Case of Venezuela -- "Popular Deluge," the Informal Sector, Political Independents, and the State in Peru -- NGOs, the State, and the Development Process: The Dilemmas of Institutionalization -- Social Movements and Citizenship Rights in Latin America

About the Author

Menno Vellinga is a senior lecturer at the centre for Caribbean and Latin American Studies at the University of Utrecht.

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