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Author Leiva, Fernando Ignacio
Title Latin American Neostructuralism : The Contradictions of Post-Neoliberal Development
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Latin America's Post-neoliberal Turn -- 1. Conceptual Innovation: Combining Growth, Equity, and Democracy -- 2. Methodological Retreats -- 3. Historicizing Latin American Neostructuralism -- 4. Neostructuralism in Chile and Brazil -- 5. Foundational Myths, Acts of Omission -- 6. Effacing the Deep Structure of Contemporary Latin American Capitalism -- 7. The Politics of Neostructuralism and Capital Accumulation -- 8. Erecting a New Mode of Regulation -- 9. Chile's Evanescent High Road and Dashed Dreams of Equity -- 10. Neostructuralism and the Latin American Left -- 11. The Future of Latin American Neostructuralism -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
This landmark work is the first sustained critique of Latin American neostructuralism, the prevailing narrative that has sought to replace "market fundamentalism" and humanize the "savage capitalism" imposed by neoliberal dogmatism. Fernando Leiva analyzes neostructuralism and questions its credibility as the answer to the region's economic, political, and social woes. Recent electoral victories by progressive governments in Latin America promising economic growth, social equity, and political democracy raise a number of urgent questions, including: What are the key strengths and weaknesses of the emerging paradigm? What kinds of transformations can this movement enact? Leiva addresses these issues and argues that the power relations embedded in local institutions, culture, and populations must be recognized when building alternatives to the present order. Considering the governments in countries such as Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, Leiva examines neostructuralism's impact on global politics and challenges whether this paradigm constitutes a genuine alternative to neoliberalism or is, rather, a more sophisticated form of consolidating existing systems
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Leiva, Fernando Ignacio Latin American Neostructuralism : The Contradictions of Post-Neoliberal Development Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2008 9780816653287
Subject Economic development -- Latin America.;Mixed economy -- Latin America.;Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-
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