Latin America: A New Interpretation by L. WhiteheadLatin America: A New Interpretation by L. Whitehead

Latin America: A New Interpretation

byL. Whitehead

Paperback | July 15, 2012

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This book of collected essays by Laurence Whitehead, an eminent scholar of Latin America, explores the structures and influences that bind together the region, shedding light on this vast and rapidly changing culture zone.
LAURENCE WHITEHEAD is Official Fellow in Politics and Acting Warden of Nuffield College, UK.
Title:Latin America: A New InterpretationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230619967

ISBN - 13:9780230619968

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Politics of Expertise in Latin America: Antecedents and Actualities Privatization and the Public Interest: Partial Theories, Lopsided Outcomes Economies in Mexico: The Power of Ideas, the Ideas of Power Beyond Neo-Liberalism: Bolivia's Capitalization as a Route to the Universal Entitlement and Substantive Citizenship Rights? The Shifting Foundations of Economic Liberalism in Latin American Public Policy Democratization and Social Injustice

Editorial Reviews

'Taken as a whole, these essays provide both bold summary assessments of continent-wide trends and well-grounded analyses of central issues such as privatization and citizen security in specific countries; all of them are thought-provoking and suggestive.' - Jonathan Hartlyn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA'Whitehead has a knowledge of Latin America that is remarkably both extensive and deep. Combined with an acute theoretical mind, he has written a most interesting and innovative interpretation of this region, which deserves close reading and widespread attention.' - Guillermo O'Donnell, Kellogg Professor of Government, University of Notre Dame, USA'Laurence Whitehead's fine achievement consists in exploring complex hemispheric relations in the context of transformative global landscapes. These essays take an ingenious, interdisciplinary approach to inter-regional issues, bringing the cultural imagination to bear on economic and political realities. Whitehead's insights into the progress and perils of democratic citizenship are particularly important for the times of insecurity and fear in which we live today.' - Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English, Director of the Harvard Humanities Center, Harvard University, USA