Latin America’s Left Turns: Politics, Policies, and Trajectories of ChangeMaxwell A. Cameron and Eric Hershberg, editors
|2010/289 pages/LC: 2010006847 |
This accessible look at Latin American politics explores how—and to what effect—diverse forces on the left have not only captured the imagination of vast swathes of the continent’s population, but also taken hold of the reins of government.
The authors assess the multiple currents of Latin America's left turns, considering their origins, their relationships to political parties and social movements, and their performance in office. They also consider the challenges faced by such leaders as Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and "Lula" da Silva in efforts to address long-standing socioeconomic inequalities. Explicitly comparative and enhanced with solid empirical material, the book offers a thoughtful commentary on Latin America’s changing political environment.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maxwell A. Cameron is professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is author of The Making of NAFTA: How the Deal Was Done (with Brian Tomlin) and Democracy and Authoritarianism in Peru: Political Coalitions and Social Change. Eric Hershberg is director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University. His publications include Turning the Tide? Latin America After Neoliberalism and State and Society in Conflict: Comparative Perspective on Andean Crises.
- Latin America’s Left Turns: A Tour D’Horizon—J. Beasley-Murray, M.A. Cameron, and E. Hershberg.
- THINKING ABOUT THE LEFT.
- The Left Turns: Why They Happened and How They Compare—J.P. Luna.
- Many Lefts, One Path?: Chávez and Lula—J.D. French.
- Andean Left Turns: Constituent Power and Constitution Making—M.A. Cameron and K.E. Sharpe.
- POLITICS BEYOND LIBERALISM.
- Venezuela Under Chávez: Beyond Liberalism—J. McCoy.
- Bolivia's MAS: Between Party and Movement—S. Anria.
- Constituent Power and the Caracazo: The Exemplary Case of Venezuela—J. Beasley-Murray.
- Arguments About the Left: A Post-Liberal Politics?—B. Arditi.
- ISSUES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY.
- Inequality and the Incorporation Crisis: The Left's Social Policy Toolkit—L. Reygadas and F. Filgueira.
- Macroeconomic Policies of the New Left: Rhetoric and Reality—J.C. Moreno-Brid and I. Paunovic.
- Foreign Investors over a Barrel: Nationalizations and Investment Policy—P.A. Haslam.
- Latin America's Left: The Impact of the External Environment—E. Hershberg.