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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

Label
Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul
Title
Forgotten continent
Title remainder
the battle for Latin America's soul
Statement of responsibility
Michael Reid
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reid, Michael
Dewey number
980.03/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1414.3
LC item number
.R35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Democracy
  • Latin America
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Economic history
  • Politics and government
  • Latin America
  • Politik
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Populismus
  • Demokratie
  • Lateinamerika
Label
Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul, Michael Reid
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
ocn123284472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 384 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300116168
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300116168
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o123284472
  • (OCoLC)123284472
Label
Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul, Michael Reid
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
ocn123284472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 384 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300116168
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300116168
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o123284472
  • (OCoLC)123284472

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