The Dynamics of Social Change in Latin America

  • Henry Veltmeyer
  • James Petras

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras
    Pages 1-20
  3. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras
    Pages 21-44
  4. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras
    Pages 45-59
  5. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras
    Pages 60-76
  6. Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras
    Pages 77-98
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-210

About this book


This study examines fundamental theoretical and conceptual issues of social change in Latin America in the context of detailed empirical analysis. It challenges the major assumptions and propositions that underlie globalization theory, reworking and fine tuning the concepts of imperialism and social class as relevant to understanding the 'new world order'. The study centers on the structural features of Latin America and the state policies reconcentrating power in the capitalist class at the expense of labor. The study surveys the contradictory tendencies of concentrated wealth and power and the emergence of new socio-political movements and alternative development strategies to the dominant paradigm.


community globalization social change socialism

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry Veltmeyer
    • 1
  • James Petras
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologySaint Mary’s University HalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Binghamton University New YorkUSA

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