Latin American Neostructuralism: The Contradictions of by Fernando Ignacio Leiva

By Fernando Ignacio Leiva

This landmark paintings is the 1st sustained critique of Latin American neostructuralism, the present narrative that has sought to switch “market fundamentalism” and humanize the “savage capitalism” imposed by way of neoliberal dogmatism. Fernando Leiva analyzes neostructuralism and questions its credibility because the resolution to the region’s financial, political, and social woes. contemporary electoral victories by means of revolutionary governments in Latin the United States promising financial development, social fairness, and political democracy increase a couple of pressing questions, together with: What are the main strengths and weaknesses of the rising paradigm? What sorts of adjustments can this circulate enact? Leiva addresses those matters and argues that the ability kin embedded in neighborhood associations, tradition, and populations needs to be famous while construction possible choices to the current order. contemplating the governments in international locations akin to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, Leiva examines neostructuralism’s effect on international politics and demanding situations no matter if this paradigm constitutes a real substitute to neoliberalism or is, fairly, a extra subtle type of consolidating current platforms.

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Rather than a new set of policies, “systemic support to competitiveness” often sounds like a repetition of the rationale for export-processing zones. CONCEPTUAL INNOVATION · 17 One revealing component of productive development policies is neostructuralists’ active support for the formation of strategic alliances between large national enterprises and “international leaders in technology,” which is the phrase neostructuralists use to refer to transnational corporations and transnational capital.

This shelf-life is determined by the interaction of a complex set of conflicting factors, not the least of which is each discourse’s ability to negotiate its own internal inconsistencies and timely adapt to changing circumstances. For this reason, Latin American neostructuralism must be seen not as a fixed unchanging set of ideas or guidelines but rather as being in a constant state of flux as it is strives to resolve its inconsistencies and patch up the crevices between its rhetoric and socioeconomic reality.

Source: ECLAC, institutional books prepared for Commission Sessions and other publications by key ECLAC headquarter staff members. INTRODUCTION · xxxv globalization. I use neoliberalism in a tightly restricted sense of denoting a particular set of economic ideas and policies. I employ the term of “EO regime of accumulation” when referring to the “new economic model” that replaced ISI in most countries in the region. Making such distinction has important analytical consequences. First, it enables me to explore how different, even contending, sets of economic ideas contribute to consolidate (or undermine) a given set of power relations embedded in the EO regime of accumulation.

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