Development Administration and its Alternatives in Latin America and the Caribbean: Reforms and Redirection

  • Carl E. Meacham
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


As Latin America and the Caribbean move towards the twenty-first century, reforms are being consolidated, governments stabilised and new directions charted. Military governments have given way to elected governments. With a few exceptions, however, such as the Commonwealth Caribbean, Panama, Haiti and Costa Rica, the armed forces continue to share power with elected governments in arrangements that have been aptly referred to by Brian Loveman as ‘protected democracies’.1


Indigenous People Bilingual Education Pension Reform Related Performance Evaluation Military Government 
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