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The new Latin American left : utopia reborn

Author: Patrick S Barrett; Daniel Chavez; César A Rodríguez Garavito
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, ©2008.
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It was widely predicted that the end of the Cold War would lead to a prolonged period of US-friendly neo-liberal hegemony in Latin America. In fact, the left has re-emerged as a serious political actor. Today, leftist or 'progressive' political forces are in government in nine Latin American nations, and social movements continue to challenge neo-liberalism in several other countries. This book is a comprehensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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New Latin American left.
London : Pluto Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)228370436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick S Barrett; Daniel Chavez; César A Rodríguez Garavito
ISBN: 9781849643559 1849643555
OCLC Number: 298460925
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 302 pages)
Contents: Utopia reborn: introduction to the study of the new Latin American left / César Rodríguez-Garavito, Patrick Barrett and Daniel Chavez --
Brazil : Lula's government, a critical appraisal / Félix Sánchez, João Machado Borges Neto and Rosa Maria Marques --
Venezuela : populism and the left : alternatives to neo-liberalism / Edgardo Lander --
Uruguay : the left in government : between continuity and change / Daniel Chavez --
Colombia : the new left : origins, trajectory and prospects / César Rodríguez-Garavita --
Argentina : the left, parties and movements : strategies and prospects / Federico L. Schuster --
Mexico : yearnings and utopias : the left in the third millennium / Armando Bartra --
Bolivia : the left and the social movements / Luis Tapia --
Promises and challenges : the Latin American left at the start of the twenty-first century / Atilio A. Boron --
Depolarised pluralities : a left with a future / Boaventura de Sousa Santos. Utopia reborn? : introduction to the study of the new Latin American left --
Brazil : Lula's government : a critical appraisal --
Venezuela : populism and the left : alternatives to neo-liberalism --
Uruguay : the left in government : between continuity and change --
Colombia : the New Left : origins, trajectory and prospects --
Argentina : the left, parties and movements : strategies and prospects.
Other Titles: Utopia reborn
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez and César Rodríguez-Garavito.

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A comprehensive guide to the various leftist governments and movements in the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.  Read more...

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'A very welcome publication that will help to promote a new vision of Latin America, breaking away from colonialist nostalgia or intellectual inertia' -- Miguel Angel Villena, El Pais

 
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