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Modern Political Economy And Latin America : Theory And Policy - Jeffry A. Frieden

Modern Political Economy And Latin America

Theory And Policy

By: Jeffry A. Frieden (Editor), Manuel Pastor (Editor), Michael Tomz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th April 2000
ISBN: 9780813324180
Number Of Pages: 371

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"Modern Political Economy and Latin America "consists of 35 carefully selected readings about the relationship between politics and economics in Latin American. Jeffry Frieden, Manuel Pastor, Jr., and Michael Tomz have edited the readings, organized them thematically, and included a series of introductions to guide readers through the material. The editors identify the theoretical underpinnings of each article and highlight its contribution to ongoing debates. Latin American economies are undergoing profound transformations. In the wake of a decade-long debt crisis, countries through the region are embracing the free market and rebuilding democratic institutions. Nonetheless, significant obstacles to the consolidation of economic and political reform lie ahead. Modern political economy, informed by recent advances in economics and political science, provides powerful tools for analyzing the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America. This book offers an innovative and accessible guide to these new analytical tools.

Acronymsp. ix
Introduction Modern Political Economy and the Policy Revolution in Latin Americap. xi
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 1
The Origins of Structuralismp. 5
Government Failures in Developmentp. 10
What Washington Means by Policy Reformp. 18
How Can States Foster Markets?p. 24
Improving the State's Institutional Capabilityp. 29
The Method of Analysis: Modern Political Economyp. 37
Political Models of Macroeconomic Policy and Fiscal Reformsp. 44
Understanding Economic Policy Reformp. 59
What Do We Know About the Political Economy of Economic Policy Reform?p. 71
Uses and Limitations of Rational Choicep. 81
Applicationsp. 93
Obstacles to Economic Growth in Nineteenth-Century Mexicop. 97
Economic Retardation in Nineteenth-Century Brazilp. 110
Factor Endowments, Institutions, and Differential Paths of Growth Among New World Economies: a View from Economic Historians of the United Statesp. 122
Latin American Manufacturing and the First World Warp. 134
Latin America in the 1930sp. 140
Import Substitution Industrializationp. 155
Was Latin America Too Rich to Prosper? Structural and Political Obstacles to Export-Led Industrial Growthp. 165
The Case for Trade Liberalization in Developing Countriesp. 173
The Origins of Mexico's Free Trade Policyp. 178
The Political Economy of Mercosurp. 186
Forms of External Capital and Economic Development in Latin America: 1820-1997p. 195
External Debt and Macroeconomic Performance in Latin America and East Asiap. 209
Inflows of Capital to Developing Countries in the 1990sp. 217
Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries: Progress and Problemsp. 224
The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment in Latin Americap. 229
Challenging the Conventional Wisdomp. 237
Democratic Institutions, Economic Policy, and Developmentp. 247
A Game Theoretic Model of Reform in Latin American Democraciesp. 261
International Capital Flows and the Politics of Central Bank Independencep. 271
Preemptive Strike: Central Bank Reform in Chile's Transition from Authoritarian Rulep. 276
Facing Up to Inequality in Latin Americap. 287
Income Distribution, Capital Accumulation, and Growthp. 298
Public Finance from a Gender Perspectivep. 307
The Political Economy of Environmental Policy Reform in Latin Americap. 313
National Factor Markets and the Macroeconomic Context for Environmental Destruction in the Brazilian Amazonp. 325
Acknowledgmentsp. 331
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780813324180
ISBN-10: 0813324181
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 371
Published: 14th April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.29  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1

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