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Globalization, Urbanization, and the State: Selected Studies on Contemporary Latin America (Paperback)
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Globalization, Urbanization, and the State: Selected Studies on Contemporary Latin America (Paperback)

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Paperback 274 Pages / Published: 15/08/1996
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Globalization, Urbanization, and the State: Selected Studies on Contemporary Latin America examines how the political economy of Latin American states is affected by larger global processes as well as smaller, urban ones. In particular, in a climate of increasing economic globalization and much growth in the urban informal sector it explores the possibilities for promoting both economic growth and social development.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761803539
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 213 x 139 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The basic message that globalization has for Latin America is 'trouble ahead!' The region has a poor record on public services, large international debts, and highly concentrated income distribution. Selling off state companies and switching to free-market rhetoric will not save the day. -- James Lang, Vanderbilt University
This volume has a valuable collection of essays analyzing the challenges of economic globalization to different Latin American countries as well as the variety of state patterns, political strategies and popular responses that have resulted. Especiallynoteworthy are the analyses of the evolution of the region's urban processes and informal sector. -- Jonathan Hartlyn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This well-edited and well-organized collection of essays makes an important contribution to the crucial debate on the role of the state and the market in contemporary Latin American society. -- Marshall Eakin, Vanderbilt University
The authors are among the most highly regarded scholars in their field. -- Marshall Eakin, Vanderbilt University * Contemporary Sociology *
This broad-ranging discussion of the social and economic effects of globalization makes an important contribution to a phenomenon that has not received the attention it deserves. -- Paul Sigmund, Princeton University
This broad-ranging discussion of the social and economic effects of globalization makes an important contribution to a phenomenon that has not received the attention it deserves. -- Paul Sigmund, Princeton University
The basic message that globalization has for Latin America is 'trouble ahead!' The region has a poor record on public services, large international debts, and highly concentrated income distribution. Selling off state companies and switching to free-market rhetoric will not save the day. -- James Lang, Vanderbilt University
This volume has a valuable collection of essays analyzing the challenges of economic globalization to different Latin American countries as well as the variety of state patterns, political strategies and popular responses that have resulted. Especially noteworthy are the analyses of the evolution of the region's urban processes and informal sector. -- Jonathan Hartlyn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This well-edited and well-organized collection of essays makes an important contribution to the crucial debate on the role of the state and the market in contemporary Latin American society. -- Marshall Eakin, Vanderbilt University
The authors are among the most highly regarded scholars in their field. -- Marshall Eakin, Vanderbilt University * Contemporary Sociology *

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