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Social Movements and Transformation

Capitalism, Class and Revolution in Peru, 1980-2016

Authors: Lust, Jan

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  • Combines historical, economic, and social processes with political action in a unique theoretical and empirical analysis exploring the failure of the Peruvian socialist Left
  • Examines the relationship between neoliberalism, class structure, and political power
  • Provides a framework for the study of the political and economic consequences of neoliberalism, applicable beyond Peru and Latin America
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In an analysis of political, economic, and social development in Peru in the years between 1980 and 2016, this book explores the failure of the socialist Left to realize its project of revolutionary social transformation. Based on extensive interviews with leading cadres in the struggle for revolutionary change and a profound review of documents from the principal socialist organizations of the 1980s and 1990s, the volume reveals that the socialist Left did not fully comprehend the deep political and social implications of changes to the country’s class structures. As such, the Left failed to develop and implement adequate strategic and tactical responses to the processes that eroded its political and social bases in the 1980s and 1990s, ultimately leading to its loss of social and political power.  Lust concludes that the continued political and organizational agony of the Peruvian socialist Left and the hegemony of neoliberalism in society is a product of the dialectical interplay between the objective and subjective conditions that determine Peruvian capitalist development.

About the authors

Jan Lust is a professor in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the University Ricardo Palma, Peru. He is the author of Lucha revolucionaria: Perú, 1958-1967 (2013), a path-breaking work on the early history and revolutionary struggle of the Peruvian Left. His academic interests encompass international and Peruvian political and economic issues, class, social movements and guerrilla struggle.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91402-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08244-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capitalism, Class and Revolution in Peru, 1980-2016
Authors
Series Title
Social Movements and Transformation
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91403-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91403-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91402-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08244-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 299
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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