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Latin America

Development and Conflict since 1945

By John Ward

Routledge – 1997 – 144 pages

Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-14725-5
    August 7th 1997
    Out-of-print

Description

In Latin America John Ward provides an interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Latin America in the last half century. Beginning with a brief history of Latin America since 1492, and taking debates over state intervention versus free market strategies as a central theme, he discusses the interactions between economics, political and social issues. He argues that the region's problems since 1945 have resulted more from internal circumstances than from external pressures. The discussion includes :

* the long-term background to the 1980's debt crisis

* the effects of neoliberal free market reforms

* relations with the United States and the wider world

* welfare provision in relation to wider economic issues

* social trends as reflected by changes in the status of women

* environmental debates

* comparisons with the more dynamic East Asian economies

With a glossary of specialist terms and full explanations of the historical, economic and social contexts, Latin America provides an introduction to the region's current situation and prospects which is both challenging and argumentative.

Reviews

'Very clear … good balance of content … an objective approach.' - Jack Hampson, University of Preston

'Accessible … useful overview.' - Tessa Cubit, University of Portsmouth

'Accessible language, offers useful overview.' - Dr Tessa Cubitt, Univesity of Portsmouth

'A clearly written and accessible text. - Political Geography

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Economic Development 3. Latin America and the Wider World 4. Society and Politics 5. Social Welfare 6. Women 7. The Natural Environment 8. Latin America in the 1990s: Problems and Potential Chronology

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  1. American History

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