A Comparative Perspective on Latin America and Eastern Europe
Edited by Werner Baer and Joseph L. Love
The essays in this volume describe, analyse and compare the achievements and the failures of societies that adopted market-based economies within a democratic polity after a long period of communist rule (Russia and Eastern Europe) or military authoritarianism (Latin America). Together, they also trace the rocky course of liberal economic policies over the whole twentieth century.
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- Liberalization and its Consequences A Comparative Perspective on Latin America and Eastern Europe
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Economic performance and the state in Latin America
- Chapter 3: Rethinking economic performance in Central and Eastern Europe, 1870–1989: old narratives and new evidence
- Chapter 4: Economic transition in Eastern Europe: how much political support does it have?
- Chapter 5: How much does the past count? Interpreting the Romanian transition's politcal successes and economic failures
- Chapter 6: Hungary's post-communist development in comparative perspective
- Chapter 7: Trajectories of East European transformation: global influence and local legacies
- Chapter 8: Neo-liberalization revisited in the light of the Brazilian crisis
- Chapter 9: The Russian oligarchs: not your typical robber barons
- Chapter 10: Privatizing the commons: liberalization, land livelihoods in Latin America
- Chapter 11: Privatization and the public interest: partial theories, lopsided outcomes
- Chapter 12: The neo-liberal experiment in Latin America: an evaluation
- Chapter 13: Institutions and property rights across time and space: lessons from Eastern Europe and Latin America
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