Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745326771 Published December 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745326399 Published December 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn

Edited by Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez, and Caeser Rodriguez-Garavito

The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn

Edited by Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez, and Caeser Rodriguez-Garavito

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745326771 Published December 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745326399 Published December 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

It was widely predicted that the end of the Cold War would lead to a prolonged period of US-friendly neo-liberal hegemony in Latin America. In fact, the left has re-emerged as a serious political actor. Today, leftist or 'progressive' political forces are in government in nine Latin American nations, and social movements continue to challenge neo-liberalism in several other countries.

This book is a comprehensive study of the wide variety of leftist governments, parties and movements in the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

It is essential for students of Latin American politics, political theory, social movements and international relations.

Contents

1. Hope Reborn: Introduction to the Study of the New Latin American Left
César Rodríguez-Garavito, Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez
2. Brazil. Lula's Government: A Critical Appraisal
Félix Sánchez, Joao Machado Borges Neto, Rosa Maria Marques
3. Venezuela. Populism and the Left: Alternatives to Neo-liberalism
Edgardo Lander
4.Uruguay. The Left in Government: Between Continuity and Change
Daniel Chavez
5. Colombia. The New Left: Origins, Trajectory, and Prospects
César Rodríguez-Garavito
6.Argentina. The Left, Parties and Movements: Strategies and Prospects
Federico L. Schuster
7. Mexico. Yearnings and Utopias: The Left in the Third Millennium
Armando Bartra
8. Bolivia. The Left and the Social Movements
Luis Tapia
9. Promises and Challenges: The Latin American Left at the Start of the Twenty-first Century
Atilio A. Boron
10. Depolarised Pluralities: A Left with a Future
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Bibliography
Notes on contributors
Index

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