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Title Why Latin American nations fail : development strategies in the twenty-first century / edited by Esteban Pérez Caldentey and Matías Vernengo
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 224 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Matías Vernengo and Esteban Pérez Caldentey -- Industrialization, trade, and economic growth / Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros -- Institutions, property rights, and why nations fail / Esteban Pérez Caldentey and Matías Vernengo -- With the best of intentions : types of development failure in Latin America / Miguel A. Centeno and Agustín E. Ferraro -- What makes an institution "developmental"? : a comparative analysis / Alejandro Portes and Jean C. Nava -- Latin America's mounting development challenges / José Antonio Ocampo -- Economic performance in Latin America in the 2000s : recession, recovery, and resilience? / Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Stefanie Garry -- South America after the commodity boom / Martín Abeles and Sebastián Valdecantos -- China in Latin America : social and environmental lessons for institutions in a commodity boom / Rebecca Ray and Kevin P. Gallagher -- Some concluding thoughts / Esteban Pérez Caldentey and Matías Vernengo
Summary "Economic and social development is a major topic of discussion in courses across the social sciences, particularly those focused on Latin America. Many scholars and instructors have tried to pinpoint, explain, and define the problem of underdevelopment in Latin America. New ideas have led to new strategies that have, by and large, failed to reduce income disparity and relieve poverty in the region. Why Latin American Nations Fail brings together leading Latin Americanists from several disciplines to address how and why contemporary development strategies have failed to promote long-term sustainable growth with improved well-being throughout the region. Given the dramatic political turns in contemporary Latin America, this book offers a much-needed explanation and analysis of the factors that must be considered in making sense of development today"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Economic development -- Latin America -- History
Sustainable development -- Latin America
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- General.
Economic development.
Sustainable development.
Latin America.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Pérez Caldentey, Esteban, editor.
Vernengo, Matias, 1968- editor.
ISBN 9780520964525