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Contemporary Latin America: development and democracy beyond the Washington Consensus

Panizza, Francisco (2009) Contemporary Latin America: development and democracy beyond the Washington Consensus. Zed Books, London, UK. ISBN 9781842778531

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Latin America has changed dramatically over the past few years. While the 1990s were dominated by the politically orthodoxy of the Washington Consensus and the political uniformity of centre right governments the first decade of the new century is being characterised by the emergence of a plurality of economic and political alternatives. In an overview of the history of the region over the past twenty-five years this book traces the intellectual and political origins of the Washington Consensus, assesses its impact on democracy and economic development and discusses whether the emergence of a variety of left-wing governments in the region represents a clear break with the politics and policies of the Washington Consensus. Clearly written and rigorously argued the book will be of interest to academics, students of Latin American politics and anybody interested in understanding contemporary Latin America.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2009 The author
Divisions: Government
LSE Human Rights
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 10:23
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 23:05

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