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Neoliberalism and Class Conflict in Latin America

A Comparative Perspective on the Political Economy of Structural Adjustment

  • Henry Veltmeyer
  • James Petras
  • Steve Vieux

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

  • Henry Veltmeyer
    • 1
  • James Petras
    • 2
  • Steve Vieux
    • 3
  1. 1.Saint Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.State University of New YorkBinghamtonUSA
  3. 3.State University of New YorkOswegoUSA

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