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The Resource Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul, Michael Reid

Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul, Michael Reid

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Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul
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Forgotten continent
Title remainder
the battle for Latin America's soul
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Michael Reid
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Language
eng
Summary
Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Not as poor as Africa, nor as booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world's largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is transforming its political and economic landscape. This book argues that Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world's most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries--including Brazil, Chile and Mexico--democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world's most majestic natural environments.--From publisher description
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  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul, Michael Reid
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Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul, Michael Reid
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npqv7
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forgotten continent -- The Latin American conundrum -- The seed of democracy in the land of the caudillo -- Cold War and revolution : the United States and the left reject democracy -- Failed reformers, debt-ridden dictators : the right rejects democracy -- The rise and fall of the Washington consensus -- The populist challenge -- The reformist response -- Changing societies -- Evolving states -- The stubborn resilience of flawed democracies -- The loneliness of Latin America
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1 online resource (xv, 384 pages, [16] pages of plates)
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online
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9781282088580
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illustrations, maps
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