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Silent revolution : the rise and crisis of market economics in Latin America /
Duncan Green.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York : Monthly Review Press ; London : Latin America Bureau, c2003.
description
299 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1583670912
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imprint
New York : Monthly Review Press ; London : Latin America Bureau, c2003.
isbn
1583670912
catalogue key
5092966
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 272-290) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Duncan Green is a policy analyst at CAFOD, the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales and director of research at the Just Pensions Project on socially responsible investment.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2004-04-01:
This second edition of a very good book initially published in 1995 (CH, Mar'96) has been expanded and thoroughly revised, updated, and to a large extent rewritten. Although Green is critical of recent economic policies in Latin America, he is never dogmatic, and unlike many critics, he discusses alternatives. He conveys an impressive amount of information, but since he develops contexts so carefully, the result is a well ordered, rigorous, and coherent presentation. Moreover, Green writes clearly and with polish, producing a book that has proven to be accessible and interesting to undergraduates with little background in formal economics. Most of his references are to sources available since the first edition, and his examples reflect the changes in the last eight years. Those who know the first edition will find the second edition to be familiar in positive ways, but to a great extent, the second edition is a new book. Tables, excellent appendixes, and recommendations for further reading organized by topic. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General readers; students, lower-division undergraduate and up; and professionals. F. S. Weaver Hampshire College
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Review Quotes
"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development."--,
"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development." --, - Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global South
"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development."_, -Walden Bello,founder of Focus on the Global South
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Main Description
Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development.-Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global SouthThe first edition of Green'sSilent Revolution, published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and their consequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims.The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.
Main Description
Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with athorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development.--Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global SouthThe first edition of Green's Silent Revolution, published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and theirconsequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims.The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.
Main Description
"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development." _Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global South The first edition of Green's Silent Revolution , published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and their consequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims. The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.
Main Description
"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development." --Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global South The first edition of Green's Silent Revolution , published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and their consequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims. The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.
Main Description
"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development." --Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global SouthThe first edition of Green'sSilent Revolution, published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and their consequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims.The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.
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"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development." -Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global SouthThe first edition of Green's Silent Revolution, published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and their consequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims.The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 7
Introductionp. 9
State vs. Market: The Rise and Fall of Import Substitutionp. 19
Poverty Brokers: The IMF and World Bankp. 39
The Lost Decade: Latin America 1982-1991p. 72
Silent Revolution: Latin America 1991-2003p. 91
Export or Die: Export-Led Growth and Regional Tradep. 119
Silences of the Revolution: The Human and Environmental Costs of Adjustmentp. 151
For and Against: The Politics of Neoliberalismp. 172
Other Paths: The Search for Alternativesp. 193
Conclusionsp. 222
Country-by-Country Guide to the Latin American and Caribbean Economies, 1982-2002p. 229
Comparison of Import Substitution, Neo-Structuralism, and Neoliberalismp. 262
Glossaryp. 267
Further Readingp. 272
Notesp. 276
Indexp. 291
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