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Author Schneider, Ben Ross, author
Title Business politics and the State in twentieth-century Latin America / Ben Ross Schneider
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Descript 1 online resource (xxiii, 312 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
This is the first systematically comparative and historical analysis of the incorporation of business into politics in Latin America, examining business organizing and political activity over the last century in five of the largest, most developed countries of the region. Why did business end up better organized in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico than in Argentina and Brazil? The explanation for the surprising cross-national variations lays neither in economic characteristics of business nor broader political parameters, but in the cumulative effect of actions of state actors. The book also considers the consequences of these differences in organization and finds that stronger encompassing associations offer government officials opportunities for concerted policy making with business that can enhance policy implementation. The strong hand of the state in organizing business has important implications not only for theories of collective action, but also for our understanding of civil society and its potential to promote democratization
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521836517
Subject Business and politics -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century
Industrial policy -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Alt Title Business Politics & the State in Twentieth-Century Latin America
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