Leftist Governments in Latin America: Successes and Shortcomings

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-07-12
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Examines the policies and performance of left-wing governments that have risen to power in Latin America during the last decade.

Author Biography

Kurt Weyland is the Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Politics at the University of Texas at Austin. Ral L. Madrid is Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Wendy Hunter is Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. ix
Contributorsp. xiii
The Performance of Leftist Governments in Latin America: Conceptual and Theoretical Issuesp. 1
The Repeating Revolution: Chvez's New Politics and Old Economicsp. 28
The Challenge of Progressive Change under Evo Moralesp. 57
The Chilean Left in Power: Achievements, Failures, and Omissionsp. 77
From Cardoso to Lula: The Triumph of Pragmatism in Brazilp. 98
Lula's Administration at a Crossroads: The Difficult Combination of Stability and Development in Brazilp. 124
The Policies and Performance of the Contestatory and Moderate Leftp. 140
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 201
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