Right-Wing Politics in the New Latin America: Reaction and Revolt

Right-Wing Politics in the New Latin America: Reaction and Revolt

By: Guy Burton (contributor), Francisco Durand (contributor), Alexander Dawson (contributor), Diaz-Echenique Diaz-Echenique (contributor), Diane Raby (contributor), Lima Lima (contributor), Ms. Grace Livingstone (contributor), Francisco Dominguez (volume_editor), Steve Ludlam (volume_editor), Geraldine Lievesley (volume_editor)Paperback

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The focus for students of Latin America in the past decade has been on the political forces of the left and the so-called 'pink tide' presidencies attempting to bring about social and economic change in the region. However, there has been far less attention paid to the rightwing political forces resisting such change. Such opposition is being orchestrated by political parties, business, the private media and other social and cultural institutions and is linked to the 'soft power' of US diplomacy. In recent years its activities have often appeared to challenge the democratic process itself. Based on a variety of original fieldwork and evidence, this volume addresses the current trajectories of rightwing politics in Latin America in the face of leftist governments, the discrediting of neoliberalism, and the decline of US hegemony. It includes chapters on US policy towards Latin America; the role of US-based think-tanks; the influence of transnational business and of the private media; as well as offering country-specific chapters on key states with rightwing governments and on opposition to left-of-centre governments in Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. A revealing and important book for anyone interested in contemporary Latin American politics.

About Author

Dr. Francisco Dominguez is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies, Middlesex University. He has recently edited Mercosur: Between Integration and Democracy (2003); `Violence, the Left and the Creation of Un Nuevo Chile', in W. Fowler and P. Lambert (eds.) Political Violence and Identity in Latin America (2008), `The rise of the private sector in Cuba' in A. I. Gray and A.Kapcia (eds.) The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society (2008), and `The Latin Americanization of the politics of emancipation' in Reclaiming Latin America: Experiments in Radical Social Democracy (2009) Dr. Geraldine Lievesley is Senior Lecturer, and teaches Latin American and Cuban Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Amongst her recent publications are: Reclaiming Latin America: Experiments in Radical Social Democracy (2009, with Steve Ludlam), The Cuban Revolution. Past, Present and Future Perspectives (2004), and In the Hands of Women. Dr Steve Ludlam is Senior Lecturer, and teaches Cuban and Latin American politics at the University of Sheffield. His recent publications include `Cuba at 50 - what about the workers?' Bulletin of Latin American Research (2009); Reclaiming Latin America: Experiments in Radical Social Democracy (2009, with Geraldine Lievesley), Labour, the State, Social Movements and the Challenge of Neo-liberal Globalisation (2007, with Andrew Gamble, Andrew J. Taylor, and Stephen Wood).

Contents

Introduction: reaction and revolt GERALDINE LIEVESLEY and STEVE LUDLAM The continental right 1 The South American right after 'the end of history' GUY BURTON 2 The United States of America and the Latin American right GRACE LIVINGSTONE 3 Unearthing the real subversives: the US state, right-wing think tanks and political intervention in contemporary Latin America GERALDINE LIEVESLEY The right in office 4 PAN Para Todos: elections, democracy, and the right in contemporary Mexico ALEXANDER DAWSON 5 Colombia as the lynchpin of US hegemony in Latin America DIANA RABY 6 A right for all seasons? Right-wing politics in contemporary Peru FRANCISCO DURAND The right in opposition 7 Venezuela's opposition: desperately seeking to overthrow Chavez FRANCISCO DOMINGUEZ 8 Multilateral lines of conflict in contemporary Bolivia ANDREAS TSOLAKIS 9 Right-wing opposition as counter-revolution: the Cuban case STEVE LUDLAM 10 Right-wing politics in contemporary Brazil MARCOS COSTA LIMA 11 Undermining the new dawn: opposition to Lugo in Paraguay PETER LAMBERT 12 The new Argentine right-wing and the Cristina Fernandez administration LEONARDO DIAZ ECHENIQUE, JAVIER OZOLLO and ERNESTO VIVARES 13 The Chilean right in the Concertacion era, 1990-2010 PATRICIO SILVA 14 Conclusions: the challenge from the right GERALDINE LIEVESLEY and STEVE LUDLAM Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781848138117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781848138117
  • ISBN10: 1848138113

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