© 2001

Financial Globalization and Democracy in Emerging Markets

  • Leslie Elliott Armijo

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Leslie Elliott Armijo
      Pages 1-14
  3. Democracy and the Evolution of Global Capital Markets

  4. Country Cases

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Leslie Elliott Armijo
      Pages 309-335
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-348

About this book


When Mexico's peso crisis occurred in December 1994, all of Latin America experienced the 'tequila effect'. In January 1998, after seven months of financial turmoil in East Asia, Alan Greenspan, the usually reticent Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank, noted that such 'vicious cycles...may, in fact, be a defining characteristic of the new high-tech international financial system'. This book examines the impact of the new, highly liquid portfolio capital flows on governments, opposition, politicians, business and the workforce in such emerging market countries as Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. Hailed as 'exemplary and innovative', 'fine-grained and accessible' and 'a must read', this collection of original essays in newly available in paperback.


democracy democratization Developing Countries Developing Economies East Asia foreign direct investment globalization money transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie Elliott Armijo
    • 1
  1. 1.Reed CollegePortlandUSA

About the editors

LESLIE ELLIOTT ARMIJO is Visiting Scholar, Reed College, Oregon, USA. She has published numerous articles on the interaction of democratization and economic liberalization in developing and transitional countries, the game of inflation in Brazil, and the politics of privatization and market-oriented economic reforms in South America, Mexico, and India.

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