Latin America Facing China: South-South Relations Beyond the Washington Consensus

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Berghahn Books, 2012 - Business & Economics - 201 pages
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The last quarter of the twentieth century was a period of economic crises, increasing indebtedness as well as financial instability for Latin America and most other developing countries; in contrast, China showed amazingly high growth rates during this time and has since become the third largest economy in the world. Based on several case studies, this volume assesses how China's rise - one of the most important recent changes in the global economy - is affecting Latin America's national politics, political economy and regional and international relations. Several Latin American countries benefit from China's economic growth, and China's new role in international politics has been helpful to many leftist governments' efforts in Latin America to end the Washington Consensus. The contributors to this thought provoking volume examine these and the other causes, effects and prospects of Latin America's experiences with China's global expansion from a South - South perspective.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Latin America and China
1
Chapter 2 Brazil and China
33
Chapter 3 Mexica vs China
55
Chapter 4 Neoliberalised SouthSouth Relations
77
Chapter 5 Argentinas Relations with China
99
Chapter 6 China and Venezuelas Search for Oil Markets
115
Chapter 7 Bridging the Pacific
135
Chapter 8 Bolivia and China
153
Chapter 9 Central America between Two Dragons
167
Chapter 10 Latin America from Washington Consensus to Beijing Consensus?
181
Notes on Contributors
195
Index
199
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Alex E. Fernández Jilberto? was Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam until his recent untimely death.

Barbara Hogenboom is Lecturer in Political Science at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) in Amsterdam. Together they have published several edited volumes, including Big Business and Economic Development - Conglomerates and Economic Groups in Developing Countries and Transition Economies (Routledge, 2008).

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