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Latin America in the World-Economy

Latin America in the World-Economy


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About the Book

Latin America is in the midst of dramatic transformations. Stabilization and structural adjustment programs are dismantling state regulation of the economy. Democratic transitions are pointing toward the emergence of new institutional arrangements. Democratization and market-oriented economic restructuring pose major questions concerning new social configurations combining rising levels of poverty, low intensity citizenship, environmental degradation, and enduring legacies of elite privilege and authoritarianism. Analyzing these and related issues, this volume contributes to a world-system perspective suggesting that the region is experiencing a great transformation characterized by a deepening differentiation between state, enterprises, and households. Emergent patterns of competition and organizational change are discussed along with the social consequences of restructuring and the potential for political transformation.


About the Author:

ROBERTO PATRICIO KORZENIEWICZ is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. His main areas of interest include world-systems theory and social movements in the world-economy.

WILLIAM C. SMITH is Professor of Political Science at the Graduate School of International Studies and Senior Research Associate of the North-South Center, both at the University of Miami./e His main areas of interest are democratization and economic restructuring and the political economy of arms production and civil-military relations in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275954239
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 296
  • Series Title: Contributions in Economics & Economic History
  • Weight: 439 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275954234
  • Publisher Date: 30 Nov 1996
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Width: 155 mm


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