Dominant Elites in Latin America From Neo-Liberalism to the ‘Pink Tide’
North, Liisa L. editor.

Dominant Elites in Latin America From Neo-Liberalism to the ‘Pink Tide’

North, Liisa L. editor.


Physical Description
XVII, 239 p. 8 illus., 2 illus. in color. online resource.

Latin American Political Economy

This volume examines the ways in which the socio-economic elites of the region have transformed and expanded the material bases of their power from the inception of neo-liberal policies in the 1970s through to the so-called progressive ‘pink tide’ governments of the past two decades. The six case study chapters—on Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, and Guatemala—variously explore how state policies and even United Nations peace-keeping missions have enhanced elite control of land and agricultural exports, banks and insurance companies, wholesale and import commerce, industrial activities, and alliances with foreign capital. Chapters also pay attention to the ways in which violence has been deployed to maintain elite power, and how international forces feed into sustaining historic and contemporary configurations of power. .

Subject Term
Latin America-Politics and gover.
Political economy.
Comparative politics.
Economic development.
Social change.
Latin American Politics.
International Political Economy.
Comparative Politics.
Social Structure, Social Inequality.
Development and Social Change.

Added Author
North, Liisa L.
Clark, Timothy D.

Added Corporate Author
SpringerLink (Online service)

Electronic Access

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