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Title Political crises, social conflict and economic development : the political economy of the Andean Region / edited by Andrés Solimano
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2005]


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Description xv, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction and synthesis / Andres Solimano -- 2. Political instability, institutional quality and social conflict in the Andes / Andres Solimano -- 3. Poverty, inequality and public policy in the Andean region : a comparative perspective / Amanda Glassman and Sudhanshu Handa -- 4. The political economy of the crisis in the Andean region : the case of Bolivia / George Gray Molina and Gonzalo Chavez -- 5. The economy, conflict and governance in Colombia / Jose Antonio Ocampo -- 6. Political economy of Ecuador : the quandary of governance and economic development / Gustavo Arteta and Osvaldo Hurtado -- 7. Governability and economic performance in 1990s Peru / Miguel Jaramillo and Jaime Saavedra -- 8. Venezuela : from stability to turmoil / Enzo Del Bufalo
Summary "The contributors to this authoritative volume analyse the impact of political crises and social conflict on economic performance in the Andean region of Latin America. The blend of theory and case studies is also relevant for understanding other complex societies in the developing world and transition economies. The book provides illuminating insights on how to understand, and survive, the complicated interactions between volatile politics, unstable democracies, violence, social inequality and uneven economic performance. Recent political economy theories are combined with valuable quantitative and qualitative information on presidential crises, breakdowns of democracy, constitutional reforms, quality of institutions, and social inequality and exclusion to understand actual country realties."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Social conflict -- Andes Region.
Rule of law -- Andes Region.
Poverty -- Andes Region.
Andes Region -- Politics and government.
Andes Region -- Economic conditions.
Andes Region -- Social conditions.
Author Solimano, Andrés.
LC no. 2005041543
ISBN 1845421965