Post-neoliberalism in Latin America: rebuilding and reclaiming the state after crisis

Riggirozzi, Pia and Grugel, Jean (2012) Post-neoliberalism in Latin America: rebuilding and reclaiming the state after crisis. Development and Change, 43 , (1), 1-21. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-7660.2011.01746.x).


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The idea that states should take on an enhanced role in the pursuit of development is once again becoming increasingly pronounced in the global South.
In Latin America, the ‘return of the state’ is associated with neostructuralism or post-neoliberalism and the rise of the New Left. Post-neoliberal projects of governance seek to retain elements of the previous export-led growth
model whilst introducing new mechanisms for social inclusion and welfare.
In addition to being a project of growth based on exports and expanded social spending, post-neoliberalism has a distinctive political character. This article explores the pillars of the new governance project, emphasizing the citizenship claims associated with it, along with some of the tensions that arise from export-dependent growth, budget limitations, a weak tax base and the difficulties of managing enhanced social expectations. In making their argument, the authors draw on the examples of Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1467-7660.2011.01746.x
ISSNs: 0012-155X (print)
1467-7660 (electronic)
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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations
ePrint ID: 300440
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
21 January 2012Published
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 17:08
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:23

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