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Palgrave Studies in Latin American Heterodox Economics

Big Business and Dictatorships in Latin America

A Transnational History of Profits and Repression

Editors: Basualdo, Victoria, Berghoff, Hartmut, Bucheli, Marcelo (Eds.)

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  • First volume studying the relationship between big business and the Latin American authoritarian regimes during the Cold War
  • Includes previously unavailable archival sources in different countries in Latin America
  • Shows the different types of relationships between dictatorships and large corporations within the context of country-specific complexities and world-wide trends
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This edited volume studies the relationship between big business and the Latin American dictatorial regimes during the Cold War. The first section provides a general background about the contemporary history of business corporations and dictatorships in the twentieth century at the international level. The second section comprises chapters that analyze five national cases (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Peru), as well as a comparative analysis of the banking sector in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay). The third section presents six case studies of large companies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Central America. This book is crucial reading because it provides the first comprehensive analysis of a key yet understudied topic in Cold War history in Latin America.

About the authors

Victoria Basualdo is Researcher at the Argentine National Scientific Council (CONICET) and at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), and Professor in the Political Economy Master's Degree Program at FLACSO, Argentina. She specializes in contemporary economic and labor history, with special focus on structural changes and the transformations of trade-union organizations in Argentina and Latin America.

Hartmut Berghoff is Director of the Institute of Economic and Social History at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He was the Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington DC (2008-2015) and held various visiting positions at the Center of Advanced Study, Harvard Business School, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, and the Henley Business School. He has worked on the history of consumption, business history, immigration history and the history of modern Germany. 

Marcelo Bucheli is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His research focuses on the political economy of multinational corporations in Latin America, theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the relationship between firms and states in a historical perspective, and business groups. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Crime and (No) Punishment: Business Corporations and Dictatorships

    Pages 1-33

    Basualdo, Victoria (et al.)

  • Business and the Military in the Argentine Dictatorship (1976–1983): Institutional, Economic, and Repressive Relations

    Pages 35-62

    Basualdo, Victoria

  • Building the Dictatorship: Construction Companies and Industrialization in Brazil

    Pages 63-89

    Pedreira Campos, Pedro Henrique

  • Authoritarian Rule and Economic Groups in Chile: A Case of Winner-Takes-All Politics

    Pages 91-125

    Huneeus, Carlos (et al.)

  • Big Business and Bureaucratic Authoritarianism in Uruguay: A Network-Based Story of Policy Infiltration for Self-Preservation

    Pages 127-156

    Bogliaccini, Juan A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Big Business and Dictatorships in Latin America
Book Subtitle
A Transnational History of Profits and Repression
Editors
  • Victoria Basualdo
  • Hartmut Berghoff
  • Marcelo Bucheli
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Latin American Heterodox Economics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43925-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43925-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43924-8
Series ISSN
2662-3943
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 408
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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