The State and the Private Sector in Latin America: The Shift to Partnership

Hardcover | June 17, 2015

byMauricio Font

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Font's succinct review of ten Latin American countries tells a fascinating account of the rise of public-private collaboration in a world region embattled until recently by advocates of statism and market reforms. This volume shows innovative responses to dilemmas posed by growing demands and fiscal constraints. These emergent strategies are part of learning processes embedded in reform initiatives. The review of ten states identifies conditions shaping the adoption and fate of public-private collaboration in the provision of large infrastructural undertakings. Detailed discussions explore links to the liberalization drives of the last part of the twentieth-century while viewing this phenomenon as a distinctive strategy responding to changing global realities. While most studies of public-private partnership (PPP) focus on narrow technical aspects, this volumes thus provides a broad institutional, political and economic framework in which to make sense of dynamics. The proliferation of public-private collaboration is shown to be a result of the region's long struggle for state forms able to promote development. External forces help shape success or failure.

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Font's succinct review of ten Latin American countries tells a fascinating account of the rise of public-private collaboration in a world region embattled until recently by advocates of statism and market reforms. This volume shows innovative responses to dilemmas posed by growing demands and fiscal constraints. These emergent strategi...

Dr. Font is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Rutgers, University, the University of Brasilia, IUPERJ, and UNESP. His most recent publications include Handbook on Cuban History, Literatur...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.88 × 5.71 × 0.91 inPublished:June 17, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230111408

ISBN - 13:9780230111400

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Table of Contents

State and Market in Global Development
State and Liberalization in Latin America
Liberalization/Anti-liberalization
Commodities and Rail in Globalizing Brazil
Subnational Brazil
Transantiago: Urban Development in Chile
Conclusion: Changing States
Appendix A: Tables and Graphs
Appendix B: Framework
Appendix C Brazil: Planning for New Infrastructure
Appendix D: About Transantiago