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by Henry Veltmeyer

On the Move: The Politics of Social Change in Latin America download ebook
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1551118726
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978-1551118727
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Henry Veltmeyer
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University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division; 1 edition (May 1, 2007)
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224 pages
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The Latin American Experience Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras and Steve Vieux NEOLIBERALISM AND CLASS CONFLICT IN LATIN AMERICA A Comparative Perspective on the Political Economy of Structural Adjustment.

The Latin American countryside is on the move. What was once a predominantly rural society has transformed to an increasingly urban one in terms of social production, livelihoods, living, work, and residence.

Published by: University of Toronto Press. The Latin American countryside is on the move. Nevertheless, rural society remains on the centre stage of social change in the region. Not that the dynamics of rural social change do not affect urban society.

Will social change in Latin America lead to a kinder, gentler form of globalization or a model that offers a radical .

Latin America in the Vortex of Social Change. It takes as its point of departure, and subjects to relentless criticism, the conception of this process found in the World Bank’s 2008 World Development Report. From the Bank’s perspective, Introduction. 3. the forces of structural (productive and social) transformation are immutable, driven forward by forces that are difficult to manage and impossible to control.

On the Move: The Politics of Social Change in Latin America. ABSTRACT This paper explores the conditions that gave rise to the new extractivism, its policy dynamics and development implications in Latin America

On the Move: The Politics of Social Change in Latin America. ABSTRACT This paper explores the conditions that gave rise to the new extractivism, its policy dynamics and development implications in Latin America. It focuses on the global political economy of natural resource extraction and the emergence of post-neoliberal resource nationalist regimes seeking socially inclusive national development strategies in Latin America.

HENRY VELTMEYER is Professor of Sociology and International Development at St Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia . His most recent book is titled Neoliberalism and Class Conflict in Latin America (Macmillan 1997).

HENRY VELTMEYER is Professor of Sociology and International Development at St Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Visiting Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico. He has published in areas of sociological theory, Canadian political economy and issues of class and developments in Latin America.

Henry Veltmeyer is a professor of Sociology and International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University (Halifax), Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a prolific author on matters of Development and Globalization. He is also on faculty at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, in the Unidad Académica en Estudios de Desarrollo. Veltmeyer received his Licenciatura in linguistics (1970) at the Universidad de Guayaquíl, Ecuador, his . in Education & Social Sciences (1970) and a second .

Nowhere is this more evident than in Latin America where social discontent has . Henry Veltmeyer is a professor of Sociology and International.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Latin America where social discontent has totally transformed the political landscape in recent years. Henry Veltmeyer is a professor of Sociology and International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University (Halifax), Nova Scotia, Canada.

Will social change in Latin America lead to a kinder, gentler form of globalization or a model that offers a radical rethinking of how we produce and distribute wealth? What are the effects on social movements and their ability to push for change when progressive governments are elected? Does democratic participation mean greater economic equality? On the Move addresses these questions by providing an up-to-date, continent-wide account of political and social change in Latin America.

Globalization has, over the last two decades, structurally adjusted local communities to conform to a new world order. It is no surprise then that social discontent is widespread in those countries where large portions of the population have not shared in the gains of economic development. Nowhere is this more evident than in Latin America where social discontent has totally transformed the political landscape in recent years. Whether it is local communities writing their own budgets in Brazil, landless workers organizing in the fields of Bolivia or a new leftist government taking hold in Ecuador, change has been dramatic. The question now is whether this change will lead to a milder form of neo-liberal globalization, or whether these social movements will continue to push for a development alternative that aims not just for greater political participation but greater economic equality as well. Veltmeyer explores these forces of political change offering a critical analysis of the most recent research by political and economic sociologists, development economists, and political scientists.