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Latin America : Development and Conflict since 1945 - John Ward

Latin America

Development and Conflict since 1945

By: John Ward

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Published: 24th August 2004
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Bringing the story up-to-date, this expanded new edition takes into account recent developments including Argentina's 2001 debt default and the 2002 presidential election in Brazil. Latin America provides an introduction to the economic and political history of the region in the last half century.

Beginning with a brief history of Latin America since 1492, John Ward discusses the interactions between economic, political and social issues. The discussions includes:

* the long-term background to the 1980s debt crisis
* the effects of neo-liberal 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
* globalization and environmental debates
* comparisons with the more dynamic East Asian economies.

Also including biographies of the leading figures of the period and an expanded bibliography, it will provide central reading to Latin American history students, researchers and the interested general reader.

List of illustrationsp. vii
Preface to the second editionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Map of Latin America, 2001p. xi
Introductionp. 1
Economic development: ISIp. 20
Economic development: neoliberal reformp. 38
Latin America and the wider worldp. 58
Society and politicsp. 78
Social welfarep. 98
Womenp. 115
The natural environmentp. 128
Latin America in the twenty-first century: problems and potentialp. 141
Biographiesp. 145
Chronologyp. 152
Glossaryp. 158
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780415318228
ISBN-10: 041531822X
Series: Making of the Contemporary World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 24th August 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition