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Chile and the Neoliberal Trap : the Post-Pinochet Era

Author: Andrés Solimano
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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This book analyzes Chile's political economy and its attempt to build a market society in a highly inegalitarian country.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Solimano
ISBN: 9781139035071 113903507X 9781107003545 1107003547 9781139376884 1139376888 9786613684325 6613684325
OCLC Number: 794731502
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 09 May 2012).
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents: Cover; Chile and the Neoliberal Trap; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1: From Its Past and Present, Chile Is Poised to Provide a Better Future for Its People; Introduction; The OECD Route; A Diverse and Rich Economic Geography; Economic Progress: Contrasts, Contradictions, and Social Needs; Features of the Post-Pinochet Democracy; A Brief Tour of the Book; 2: A Brief History: The Role of Authoritarian Conditions and Crises in Shaping Political and Economic Orders in Chile; Introduction. Enter Pinochet and His Repressive Military Regime --
and the Free-Market DoctrineChile's Post-Pinochet Democracy and the Administrations of the Concertación (center-left) Coalition; Annex; The Prevailing Political System of Chile has Emerged from a Volatile Constitutional Progression; The 1833 Constitution Gave Preeminence to Strong Executive Power; The More Liberal 1925 Constitution Extended Representative Government; Pinochet's Constitution of 1980; The Latest "Version" of the Constitution of 1980 in the New Democracy Still Retains an Antipopular Flavor. 3: Cementing Neoliberalism: A Cultural Revolution for the Free MarketIntroduction; Free-Market Economics and Other Traditions; The Complex Relation between Culture and the Economy; From a Market Economy to a Market Society; Cultural Contradictions; Private Interests and Collective Action; The Mass Media and the Narrowing of Public Debate; Concluding Remarks; 4: Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Performance in the 1990s and 2000s under Four Concertación Governments; Introduction; Burgeoning Economic Growth has also Come with Economic Downsides. 1940-1985 versus 1986-2009: Chile's Growth has Performed Much More Strongly in the Past Twenty-Five YearsThe 1986-1997 and 1998-2009 Periods: Economic Growth has Dropped off in the Twelve-Year-Period; Chilean Growth in International Perspective; Chilean Growth: Resource and Environmental Sustainability; Can Natural-Resource Use Continue to be Sustained as an Export Base?; Can Energy-Intensive Growth be Sustained?; Can the Environment Continue to Withstand Rapid Growth?; Chile as a Leader in Orthodox Macroeconomics; Fiscal Policy: Running a Structural Surplus. Exchange-Rate Policy: Still Grappling with Exchange-Rate FluctuationsMonetary Policy: The Overriding Objective of the Central Bank to Keep Inflation in Check; Macroeconomic Policies and Performance under the Concertación Governments; Concluding Remarks; 5: The Social Record of the Post-Pinochet Administrations: Poverty Declines but High Inequality Persists; Introduction; Declining Poverty: Yes, but to What Extent?; The (Qualified) Success of Poverty Reduction --
Though Not Assured --
Should Now Give Way to Targeting Income Inequality; Growth, Poverty, and Inequality.
Responsibility: Andrés Solimano.

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