Southern Cone Publications

Sevares, Julio. Por que cayó la Argentina. Imposición, crisis y reciclaje del orden neoliberal en la Argentina. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Jul 07, 2011
Tan ameno y cautivante como una novela policial, este libro de Julio Sevares se lee de un trago; aunque éste tenga sabor amargo. Es que en la Argentina se ha cometido un crimen, pero no en el estilo de las novelas clásicas de Agatha Christie sino en el más descarnado de las historias negras de Hammett y Chandler. En este caso, no es un individuo sino un país el que yace agonizante y desangrado, y es una oscura conspiración de intereses, propios y ajenos, la que ha apretado el gatillo de su desgracia." Asi presenta Mario Rapoport este libro indispensable para entender la situación actual del país. Julio Sevares explica la crisis que atraviesan los argentinos como producto del orden neoliberal que rige en el país desde 1975. Si algo revela el recorrido de más de un cuarto de siglo de política económica es que el bloque dominante, compuesto por las cúpulas empresaria, política, militar y, en buena medida, sindical, ha logrado sostener a través de los años, con gobiernos civiles o militares, con tipo de cambio fijo o variable, un sistema basado en la acumulación de rentas, la apropiación de bienes públicos, la especulación y la distribución regresiva del ingreso. Con absoluto rigor y claridad, Sevares hace entendible una realidad que muchos han querido ocultar. Por qué cayó la Argentina es por ello un estudio vital para la reflexión sobre el futuro de la Argentina. more

Policing Democracy:  Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America by Mark Ungar

Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America

May 01, 2011
In Policing Democracy, Mark Ungar situates Latin America at a crossroads between reactive policing and a problem-oriented approach based on prevention and citizen participation. With case studies from Argentina, Bolivia, and Honduras, he reviews the full spectrum of areas needing reform: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practices, and incarceration. more

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America, edited by Andrew Selee and Enrique Peruzzotti

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America

Oct 01, 2009
This empirically grounded collection examines the growth of participatory institutions in Latin American democracy and how such institutions affect representative government. While most existing literature concentrates on model cases of participatory budgeting in Brazil, this volume investigates cases in Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina, where conditions for innovation have been far less favorable. more

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Francisco Rojas Aravena

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas

Oct 01, 1999
This book asserts that the creation of a framework for regional cooperation will depend on the establishment of the local level of confidence building measures. It evaluates the potential roles of such international organizations as the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board, and studies the changing regional policies of the United States for their effectiveness and impact on regional security. more

 Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities by Mitchell Reiss

Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities

May 01, 1995
Relying on personal interviews with senior officials in a dozen countries and on never-before-released classified information, Bridled Ambition explains how and why eight countries—South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, and Pakistan—have capped, curtailed, or rolled back their nuclear weapons programs during the past few years. It also analyses a ninth country: North Korea. more

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