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Studies of the Americas

Assessing the Left Turn in Ecuador

Editors: Sánchez, Francisco, Pachano, Simón (Eds.)

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  • Acts as the first text published in English to assess the Latin American left turn with Ecuador as the main reference
  • Analyzes the political action as a whole, including social, economic and political elements from institutional and public policies perspectives
  • Provides a clearer understanding of the ways in which the popular desire for change (predominant through the region in recent times, as a response to late-20th century neoliberalism) was realized – or not
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About this book

This book examines the “left turn” in Latin American politics, specifically through the lens of Ecuador and the effects of the Citizens’ Revolution’s actions and public policies on relevant actors and institutions. Through a comprehensive analysis of one country’s turn to the left and the outcomes generated by that process, the authors and editors provide a clearer understanding of the ways in which the popular desire for change (predominant through the region in recent times, as a response to late-twentieth-century neoliberalism) was realized—or not. The particular case of Ecuador further potentiates analysis of the entire region-wide process, considering that the “corrector” cycle is now at an end, and that the economic and international conditions that favored the return of left governments have also changed.

About the authors

Francisco Sánchez is Director of the Instituto de Iberoamérica and Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
Simón Pachano is Professor-Researcher of Political Science at FLACSO Ecuador, Ecuador.

Reviews

“This timely collection brings Ecuador's top scholars together to examine their country’s place in Latin America’s Left Turn. Under the controversial leadership of President Rafael Correa, Ecuador spent a decade in a purported Citizens’ Revolution. With precision and clarity, the book unpacks this multi-dimensional process—the ideas, policies, political style, and the toll that the Correa era took on Ecuador’s democracy. This stellar volume is foundational for understanding 21st century politics in the region.” (Catherine Conaghan, Professor of Political Studies, Queen's University, Canada)

“This critical analysis of the Revolución Ciudadana provides a comprehensive view of Rafael Correa’s 10-year government, with detailed chapters covering institutional changes, corruption, gender, social movements, the commodities boom, education policy, and other themes. Not only does this account provide a welcome addition to a thin literature on Ecuador, it does so in a comparative and theoretical framework. As such, the manuscript gives the reader details about a particular popular and populist leftist government and tools to build a broader characterization of this regime type.” (Scott Morgenstern, Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Sánchez, Francisco (et al.)

  • Reshaping the State: The Unitary Executive Presidency of Rafael Correa

    Pages 15-39

    Polga-Hecimovich, John

  • “La patria ya es de todos:” Pilgrimages, Charisma, Territory, and the Return of the State

    Pages 41-65

    Burbano de Lara, Felipe

  • State-Organized Crime: A Hypothesis on the Institutionalization of Corruption During the Revolución Ciudadana

    Pages 67-90

    Montúfar, César

  • Rafael Correa’s Technopopulism in Comparative Perspective

    Pages 91-114

    Torre, Carlos

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27625-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27624-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessing the Left Turn in Ecuador
Editors
  • Francisco Sánchez
  • Simón Pachano
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27625-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27625-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27624-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 373
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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