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Latin American Studies Series

The Politics of Expertise in Latin America

Editors: Centeno, Miguel A., Silva, Patricio (Eds.)

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The ascendancy of technocratic personnel and their imposition of neo-liberal economic policies have come to define Latin American politics in the 1980s and 1990s. This book is the first comparative analysis of these events and their implications for the future of democracy on the continent. Individual chapters discuss the rise to power of these technocrats in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru as well as the historical antecedents of expert rule in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Politics of Expertise in Latin America: Introduction

    Centeno, Miguel A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Quest for Modernity: Latin American Technocratic Ideas in Historical Perspective

    Baud, Michiel

    Pages 13-35

  • The Politics of Knowledge: Hayek and Technocracy

    Centeno, Miguel A.

    Pages 36-51

  • Pablo Ramírez: A Political Technocrat Avant-la-Lettre

    Silva, Patricio

    Pages 52-76

  • The Material Bases of Technocracy: Investor Confidence and Neoliberalism in Latin America

    Schneider, Ben Ross

    Pages 77-95

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Expertise in Latin America
Editors
  • Miguel A. Centeno
  • Patricio Silva
Series Title
Latin American Studies Series
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26185-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26185-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21026-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
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