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The politics of expertise in Latin America /
edited by Miguel A. Centeno and Patricio Silva.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
x, 238 p.
0312210264 (cloth)
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
0312210264 (cloth)
general note
Proceedings of the International Conference "Technocrats and the Politics of Expertise in Latin America," organized by the Center for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), and held in Amsterdam Sept. 14-15, 1995.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is the first comparative analysis of the events of Latin American poitics in the 1980's and 1990's and their imploications for the very nature of the new democracies in the region.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Notes on the Contributorsp. viii
The Politics of Expertise in Latin America: Introductionp. 1
The Quest for Modernity: Latin American Technocratic Ideas in Historical Perspectivep. 13
The Politics of Knowledge: Hayek and Technocracyp. 36
Pablo Ramirez: A Political Technocrat Avant-la-Lettrep. 52
The Material Bases of Technocracy: Investor Confidence and Neoliberalism in Latin Americap. 77
The World Bank and the Transformation of Latin American Societyp. 96
Economists in Party Politics: Chilean Democracy in the Era of the Marketsp. 126
Stars of the Crisis: The Ascent of Economists in Peruvian Public Lifep. 142
Feminism and Technocracy: Femocrats in Brazil in the Eightiesp. 165
Technocrats and Politicians in the Democratic Politics of Argentina (1983-95)p. 177
Technocracy a la Mexicana: Antecedent to Democracy?p. 196
Referencesp. 214
Indexp. 234
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