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Latin America's Turbulent Transitions free pdf Over the past few years, something remarkable has occurred in Latin America. For the first time since the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua in the 1980s, people within the region have turned toward radical left governments - specifically in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. Why has this profound shift taken place and how does this new, so-called 'Twenty-First Century Socialism' actually manifest itself? What are we to make of the often fraught relationship between the social movements and governments in these countries and do, in fact, the latter even qualify as 'socialist' in reality? These are the bold and critical questions that 'Latin America's Turbulent Transition' explores, as the authors provocatively argue that although U.S. hegemony in the region is on the wane, the socialist project is also declining. Going beyond simple 'two-left' conceptions, the book reveals the true underpinnings of this powerful, transformative and yet also complicated and contradictory process.

About Roger Burbach

Roger Burbach is Director of Research and Publication at the Center for the Study of the Americas (CENSA) in Berkeley, California. A historian by training, he was for a number of years a staff member and writer with NACLA, the North American Congress on Latin America. During the 1990s he was Visiting Scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies, and subsequently at the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including Imperial Overstretch (Zed Books, 2004), The Pinochet Affair: State Terrorism and Global Justice ( Zed Books, 2003), Globalization and Postmodern Politics: Zapatistas versus High Tech Robber Barons (Pluto Press, 2001) and Globalize This! The Battle against the World Trade Organization (Common Courage Press, 2000) (edited with Kevin Danaher). Federico Fuentes edits Bolivia Rising, is part of the Venezuela Analysis editorial collective, and a regular contributor to the Australian based newspaper Green Left Weekly, including as part of its Caracas bureau from 2007-10. During this time he was based at the Fundacion Centro Internacional Miranda, linked to the Minister of Popular Power for University Education as a resident researcher. Together with Marta Harnecker, he headed up two of the lines of investigation there: "Political Instrument for the 21st Century" and "Popular participation in public management". He has also co-authored two books with Harnecker on the new left in Bolivia and Paraguay and is working on two further books regarding the new left in Brazil and Ecuador. His articles have been published on ZNet, Counterpunch, MRZine, Venezuela Analysis, Aporrea, Rebelion, America XXI, Comuna and other publications and websites in both Spanish and English. Michael Fox is a freelance journalist, reporter and documentary filmmaker based currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is co-author of Venezuela Speaks!: Voices from the Grassroots (PM Press 2010) and the co-director of Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas (PM Press 2008). He sits on the board of, and is the producer of the Venezuelanalysis Radio Headlines. He has led tours to half a dozen Latin American countries, and writes on social movements in South America. His articles have been published with The Nation, NACLA, Yes Magazine, Earth Island Journal and more.

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Author : Roger Burbach
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 14 February 2013
ISBN : 184813567X
EAN : 9781848135673
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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