Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle looks at the sharply declining legitimacy of liberal democracies in the region and the new array of popular forces working for social transformation. In particular, the authors analyze the failure of neoliberal policies and the growing demand for expanding participatory democracy and achieving more genuine regional cooperation. This interdisciplinary study will be useful for students, scholars, and general readers concerned with how past and present policies shape the future of this important region of the world.
Ximena de la Barra is an independent consultant recently retired from UNICEF where she was the Latin American Public Policy Advisor. In earlier years she was part of the Allende Popular Unity Government and the first democratically elected Madrid local government, both in a technical capacity and as a community activist. Richard Dello Buono is associate professor of sociology at the New College of Florida and is visiting associate professor of political science at the Universidad Aut-noma de Zacatecas, Mexico.
Foreword Introduction Neoliberal Crises and the Declining Legitimacy of Representative Democracy Fragilities of Representative Democracy in the Washington Consensus Era The Triple Debt of Neoliberal Globalization Social Movements and Renewed Demands for Social Transformation Social Movements Take the Offensive The Re-emergence of an Emancipatory Agenda Challenging the Existing Legality 21st Century Strategies for Sovereignty and Regional Transformation Challenging the Financial Trap Under Neoliberal Globalization Interventionism and the Military Trap Challenging Neoliberal Ideology and Latin America's "One-dimensional Thought" Regional Integration and the Emancipatory Agenda Afterword: What's "Left" After Neoliberalism? List of Authorities References Index