Modern Political Economy and Latin America consists of 35 carefully selected readings about the relationship between politics and economics in Latin American. Jeffry Frieden, Manuel Pastor, Jr., and Michael Tomz have edited the readings, organized them thematically, and included a series of introductions to guide readers through the material. The editors identify the theoretical underpinnings of each article and highlight its contribution to ongoing debates. Latin American economies are undergoing profound transformations. In the wake of a decade-long debt crisis, countries through the region are embracing the free market and rebuilding democratic institutions. Nonetheless, significant obstacles to the consolidation of economic and political reform lie ahead. Modern political economy, informed by recent advances in economics and political science, provides powerful tools for analyzing the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America. This book offers an innovative and accessible guide to these new analytical tools.
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Author Biography - Jeffry A. Frieden
nd foreign creditors during the 19th and 20th centuries. Jeffry Frieden is professor of government at Harvard University. He specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. Frieden is the author of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987); Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965-1985 (1991); and the coeditor of many books on related topics. His articles on the politics of international economic issues have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general-interest publications.Manuel Pastor is professor of Latin American and Latino studies at the University of California-Santa Cruz. An economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, his research on Latin American issues has focused on such issues as distribution and stabilization, the political economy of trade reform, and the dynamics of transition in Cuba, and has been published in journals such as International Organization, World Development, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Latin American Studies, and Latin American Research Review.Michael Tomz is assistant professor of Political Science at Stanford University. His research on politics and economics has appeared in the American Journal of Politics, The American Political Science Review, and the British Journal of Political Science. Tomz holds an M.Phil. in politics from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and will receive his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. His current work examines relations between sovereign governments and foreign creditors during the 19th and 20th centuries.