© 1996

Economic Policy and the Transition to Democracy

The Latin American Experience

  • Juan Antonio Morales
  • Gary McMahon

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mario Damill, Roberto Frenkel
    Pages 49-111
  3. Oscar Muñoz Gomá, Carmen Celedón
    Pages 191-222
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-242

About this book


In the 1980s a large number of Latin American countries reverted from military dictatorships to civilian democracies. In most cases the new democratic governments inherited an extremely precarious economic situation, which left little room to manoeuvre. This book analyzes the special problems that governments face in the formulation and implementation of economic policy after the restoration of democracy. In each of six cases - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay - an analysis is made of the difficulties encountered and the performance of the democratic governments.


democracy democratization economic policy Government transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Antonio Morales
    • 1
  • Gary McMahon
    • 2
  1. 1.Catholic University of BoliviaBolivia
  2. 2.International Development Research CentreCanada

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