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After Neoliberalism?: The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America

Gustavo A. Flores-Macias


Between 1998 and 2010, an unprecedented wave of left-of-center candidates reached power in Latin America. In spite of a shared concern for social inequality and opposition to the Washington Consensus, their governments pursued dramatically different economic policies. Why did some governments reverse neoliberal economic policies amid the supremacy of market orthodoxy? Why did others embrace market orthodoxy after denouncing it for decades from the opposition? Why were nationalizations, price controls, and trade barriers implemented in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela, but not in Braz ... More

Keywords: left, Latin America, political economy, neoliberalism, market orthodoxy, economic reforms, party systems, resource curse, leftist governments, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199891658
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gustavo A. Flores-Macias, author
Cornell University