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Development in Latin America

Critical Discussions from the Periphery

Editors: Fernández, Víctor Ramiro, Brondino, Gabriel (Eds.)

  • Discusses the development theory for Latin American countries
  • Describes the transition in terms of economic theory and policy
  • Reviews the current context of globalization and internationalization
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This edited volume discusses the development theory advanced by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in the 1940s, and its transformations through the second half of the twentieth century. In this time frame, the authors identify two approaches: structuralism (1950-1980) and neo-structuralism (1980-onwards). The contributors describe the transition in terms of economic theory and policy; the conceptualization of the State; and the consideration of space on regional and global scales. They argue that structuralism is still relevant for understanding the current problems of development if a careful and appropriate recovery and update of its main ideas and concepts is made in relation to the current context of globalization and internationalization of production and finance.

About the authors

Víctor Ramiro Fernández is Professor at the National University of Litoral (UNL), Researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), and Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (UNL and CONICET), Argentina.

Gabriel Brondino is Lecturer at the National University of Litoral (UNL) and Doctoral Fellow of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.

Reviews

“This book exemplifies critical development studies at its best. It makes one of the most significant reformulations of the structuralist centre-periphery paradigm since Prebisch’s manifesto. What is striking is the attempt to overcome some of the limitations of neo-structuralism by ‘going back to the future’ and recovering some of the original strengths of structuralism while at the same reformulating it by enriching it with notions such as heterogeneity, multi-scalar articulation, geopolitics and analysing the state, industrialization, financing and integration in the context of globalization.” (Cristóbal Kay, author of Latin American Theories of Development and Underdevelopment)

“Latin America’s critical social imagination (as its economies) has stalled, changing from a prolific post-war period revolving around structuralism, to an intellectually barren one. Neo-liberalism—as it fitted perfectly with its power structure and rent-seeking bias—has conquered the region just as fiercely as the Holy Inquisition conquered Spain, transforming critical thinkers into an endangered species. However, its progressive intelligentsia is fighting back. This book’s attempt to rethink structuralism under current conditions is an example.” (José Gabriel Palma, Emeritus Senior Lecture, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK)

 

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fernández, Víctor Ramiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Why Does Structuralism Return to the Forefront?

    Fernández, Víctor Ramiro (et al.)

    Pages 11-45

  • The Center and the Periphery in the Structural Logic of the New Capitalism

    Sztulwark, Sebastián

    Pages 47-64

  • The Multi-Scalar Articulation of Economic Development

    Brandão, Carlos Antônio

    Pages 65-88

  • Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Development Strategies in the New Millennium

    Medeiros, Carlos Aguiar (et al.)

    Pages 89-122

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92182-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Critical Discussions from the Periphery
Editors
  • Víctor Ramiro Fernández
  • Gabriel Brondino
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92183-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92183-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92182-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 240
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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