International Political Economy Series

Neoliberalism and Class Conflict in Latin America

A Comparative Perspective on the Political Economy of Structural Adjustment

Authors: Veltmeyer, H., Petras, J., Vieux, S.

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The 1980s in Latin America saw the implementation of a sweeping programme of economic reforms, either imposed as a condition for securing new loans or to embrace the neoliberal doctrine of structural adjustment, the ideology of a newly formed transnational capitalist class. However, the structural adjustment programme also generated widespread resistance, especially from within the popular sector of civil society. This book analyses both the politics of the adjustment process and the political dynamics of this resistance in Latin America.

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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Neoliberal Agenda and the End of History?

    Pages 1-6

    Veltmeyer, Henry (et al.)

  • The Global and Local Dynamics of Latin American Development

    Pages 9-56

    Veltmeyer, Henry (et al.)

  • The Structural Adjustment Policy Cycle

    Pages 57-92

    Veltmeyer, Henry (et al.)

  • Intellectuals in Uniform: The Selling of an Ideology

    Pages 93-108

    Veltmeyer, Henry (et al.)

  • Liberalism in Latin America and US Global Strategy

    Pages 111-122

    Cavoluzzi, Todd

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberalism and Class Conflict in Latin America
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Perspective on the Political Economy of Structural Adjustment
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras and the estate of Steve Vieux
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-25529-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-25529-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-67422-2
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 258
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