Governance, Development, and Social Inclusion in Latin America

The Political Economy of Agrarian Change in Latin America

Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Authors: Baraibar Norberg, Matilda

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  • Analyzes the issues of the distant-driven agrarian change in South American countries
  • Identifies the different roles played by the states in land-use dynamics
  • Highlights the role of historical legacies in present agrarian change in Latin America
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This book makes an original contribution to the discussion about agro-food exporting countries’ governmental policy. It presents a historicized and internationally contextualized exploration of the political economy of agrarian change in three Latin American countries: Argentina, Praguay, and Uruguay. By comparatively examining how these states have acted in a context of global driven market forces and historically formed institutions, the monograph illuminates the differing capacities of state autonomy under the present era of globalized agriculture.

About the authors

Matilda Baraibar Norberg is Researcher at the Department of Economic History and International Relations, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Reviews

“This is a brilliant and compelling book that reveals a dramatic story which should concern us all. Have agroindustry and financial capital taken over the countryside? Is the peasantry doomed to disappear? What are the social, ecological and political consequences? Are social movements and the State willing and able to control this seemingly unstoppable process? These are some of the questions tackled in this revealing and striking book.” (Cristóbal Kay, Emeritus Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London, UK)

“This book is a landmark in the analysis of agrofood globalization in the Southern Cone of the Americas in the 21st century. Following a consistent methodology that combines history, a commodity chain approach and in-depth analysis of regulations, Matilda Baraibar shows the complex interactions between the global political economy and the national dynamics of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Besides the agrofood system, the superb comparative chapter is a major contribution to the general understanding of the three countries.” (Eduardo Viola, Professor, University of Brasilia, Brazil)

“Baraibar’s fascinating research invites us to reflect on the unsustainable pathways of contemporary agrarian change in Latin America, as well as on the constrained state capacities to align agrofood globalization with long-term inclusive and sustainable development.” (Cristina Zurbriggen, Professor, University of the Republic, Uruguay, and Advisory Board member, South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies (SARAS))

 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Political Economy of Agrarian Change in Latin America

    Pages 1-56

    Baraibar Norberg, Matilda

  • Changes and Continuities in Agrofood Relations, 1870–1970s

    Pages 57-116

    Baraibar Norberg, Matilda

  • Agrofood Globalization: The Global Soybean and Beef Commodity Chains

    Pages 117-163

    Baraibar Norberg, Matilda

  • Regulative Shifts Paving the Way for Agrarian Change

    Pages 165-208

    Baraibar Norberg, Matilda

  • Regulative Shifts and Agrarian Change of the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 209-326

    Baraibar Norberg, Matilda

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Agrarian Change in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
Authors
Series Title
Governance, Development, and Social Inclusion in Latin America
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24586-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24586-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24585-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-24588-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 404
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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