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Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul

Author: Michael Reid
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2007.
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Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Not as poor as Africa, nor as booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world's largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is transforming its political and economic landscape. This book argues that Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Reid
ISBN: 9780300116168 0300116160
OCLC Number: 123284472
Description: xv, 384 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The forgotten continent --
The Latin American conundrum --
The seed of democracy in the land of the caudillo --
Cold War and revolution : the United States and the left reject democracy --
Failed reformers, debt-ridden dictators : the right rejects democracy --
The rise and fall of the Washington consensus --
The populist challenge --
The reformist response --
Changing societies --
Evolving states --
The stubborn resilience of flawed democracies --
The loneliness of Latin America.
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Argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world's vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. This book  Read more...

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"'Formidably well informed and written with exceptional clarity... it combines all the strengths of journalistic experience with an explanatory energy rarely found in scholarly volumes.' Professor Read more...

 
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