Forgotten continent: the battle for Latin America's soul

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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.
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subject_facet Democracy -- Latin America -- History, History / Latin America / General, Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-, Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
table_of_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.
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title Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul
title_display Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul
title_full Forgotten Continent The Battle for Latin America's Soul, Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul / Michael Reid, Forgotten continent: the battle for Latin America's soul [electronic resource]
title_short Forgotten continent :
title_sort forgotten continent the battle for latin america's soul
title_sub the battle for Latin America's soul
topic Democracy Latin America History, History / Latin America / General, Latin America Economic conditions 1982-, Latin America Politics and government 1980-, Nonfiction, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy, Politics
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