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International Political Economy Series

The Dynamics of Social Change in Latin America

Authors: Veltmeyer, Henry, Petras, J.

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This study examines fundamental theoretical and conceptual issues of social change in Latin America in the context of detailed empirical analysis. It challenges the major assumptions and propositions that underlie globalization theory, reworking and fine tuning the concepts of imperialism and social class as relevant to understanding the 'new world order'. The study centers on the structural features of Latin America and the state policies reconcentrating power in the capitalist class at the expense of labor. The study surveys the contradictory tendencies of concentrated wealth and power and the emergence of new socio-political movements and alternative development strategies to the dominant paradigm.

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HENRY VELTMEYER is Professor of Sociology and International Development at St Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Visiting Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico. He has published in areas of sociological theory, Canadian political economy and issues of class and developments in Latin America. He is the author of inter alia The Canadian Class Structure and Canadian Corporate Power, and (with F.Leiva and J.Petras) Poverty and Democracy in Chile.

JAMES PETRAS is Professor of Sociology and Latin American studies at Binghamton University. He is the author of over 30 books dealing primarily with Latin America. His most recent book is titled Neoliberalism and Class Conflict in Latin America (Macmillan 1997). He has published over 250 articles in professional journals including the British Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review and the Journal of Peasant Studies. He has lectured at major universities in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, Asia and North America. He has contributed essays to Le Monde Diplomatique, El Mundo, the Guardian and La Jornada.

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"... this book constitutes a valuable intellectual contribution...." - Choice

"...a valuable contribution by raising a discussion about the merits of alternative paths for the Left in Latin America." - Contemporary Sociology


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dynamics of Social Change in Latin America
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Henry Veltmeyer and James Petras
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98292-1
DOI
10.1057/9780333982921
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22277-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-74937-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41176-4
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 210
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