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Latin America Facing China
South-South Relations beyond the Washington Consensus
Edited by Alex E. Fernández Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom
216 pages, 15 illus., 23 tables bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-84545-739-6 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (October 2010)
ISBN 978-0-85745-623-6 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (March 2012)
eISBN 978-1-84545-949-9 eBook
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.
Alex E. Fernández Jilberto was Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam until his death in 2010.
Barbara Hogenboom is Senior 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).