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Left behind : Latin America and the false promise of populism

Author: Sebastian Edwards
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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In this book, Sebastian Edwards explains why the nations of Latin America have failed to share in the fruits of globalization and forcefully highlights the dangers of the recent turn to economic populism in the region.--[book jacket]
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Edwards
ISBN: 9780226184784 0226184781
OCLC Number: 457149448
Description: xiv, 292 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Latin America : the eternal land of the future --
Latin America's decline : a long historical view --
From the Alliance for Progress to the Washington Consensus --
Fractured liberalism : Latin America's incomplete reforms --
Chile, Latin America's brightest star --
So far from God : Mexico's Tequila Crisis of 1994 --
The mother of all crises, Argentina, 2001-2002 --
Populism, neopopulism, and inequality in the new century --
Chávez's challenge and Lula's response --
A three-speed Latin America for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Sebastian Edwards.

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The political and economic history of Latin America has been marked by great hopes and even greater disappointments. This book asks why the nations of Latin America have failed to share in the fruits  Read more...

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