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Latin America John Ward

Latin America

John Ward

Published August 7th 1997
ISBN : 9780203137383
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138 pages
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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 marketMoreIn 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 regions problems since 1945 have resulted more from internal circumstances than from external pressures. The discussion includes:* the long-term background to the 1980s 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 economiesWith a glossary of specialist terms and full explanations of the historical, economic and social contexts, Latin America provides an introduction to the regions current situation and prospects which is both challenging and argumentative.