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© 1997

Neoliberalism and Class Conflict in Latin America

A Comparative Perspective on the Political Economy of Structural Adjustment

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Neoliberal Agenda and the End of History?

    1. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 1-6
  3. The Historical and Theoretical Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 9-56
    3. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 57-92
    4. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 93-108
  4. Neoliberalism in Practice: Critical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 123-137
    3. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 139-162
  5. The Politics of Adjustment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 179-198
    3. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 199-210
  6. Conclusions and Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 213-224
    3. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras, Steve Vieux
      Pages 225-229
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-258

About this book

Introduction

The 1980s in Latin America saw the implementation of a sweeping programme of economic reforms, either imposed as a condition for securing new loans or to embrace the neoliberal doctrine of structural adjustment, the ideology of a newly formed transnational capitalist class. However, the structural adjustment programme also generated widespread resistance, especially from within the popular sector of civil society. This book analyses both the politics of the adjustment process and the political dynamics of this resistance in Latin America.

Keywords

capitalism development Nation neoliberalism organization political economy politics poverty reforms Transnational

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Saint Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.State University of New YorkBinghamtonUSA
  3. 3.State University of New YorkOswegoUSA

About the authors

JAMES PETRAS is Professor of Sociology and Latin American studies at Binghamton University. He is the author of over 30 books dealing primarily with Latin America. His most recent book is titled Neoliberalism and Class Conflict in Latin America (Macmillan 1997). He has published over 250 articles in professional journals including the British Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review and the Journal of Peasant Studies. He has lectured at major universities in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, Asia and North America. He has contributed essays to Le Monde Diplomatique, El Mundo, the Guardian and La Jornada.

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