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Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul

Author: Michael Reid
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2009, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Forgotten Continent' argues that rather than failing, Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world's most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Reid
ISBN: 9780300116168 0300116160 9780300151206 0300151209
OCLC Number: 262432275
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xix, 384 pages, 20 pages of plates : illustrations ; 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.
Responsibility: Michael Reid.

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Latin America is 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 discusses  Read more...

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