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By Steven Levitsky,Kenneth M. Roberts

Latin the US skilled an extraordinary wave of left-leaning governments among 1998 and 2010. This quantity examines the reasons of this leftward flip and the results it contains for the zone within the twenty-first century.

The Resurgence of the Latin American Left asks 3 crucial questions: Why have left-wing events and applicants flourished in Latin the US? How have those leftist events ruled, quite when it comes to social and fiscal coverage? What results has the increase of the Left had on democracy and improvement within the sector? The ebook addresses those questions via sections. the 1st appears to be like at a number of significant subject matters in regards to the modern Latin American Left, together with even if Latin American public opinion truly shifted leftward within the 2000s, why the Left received in a few nations yet now not in others, and the way the left flip has affected marketplace economies, social welfare, renowned participation in politics, and citizenship rights. the second one part examines social and financial coverage and regime trajectories in 8 instances: these of leftist governments in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela, in addition to that of a traditionally populist celebration that ruled at the correct in Peru.

Featuring a brand new typology of Left events in Latin the United States, an unique framework for settling on and categorizing edition between those governments, and contributions from in demand and influential students of Latin American politics, this historical-institutional method of figuring out the region's left flip -- and edition inside of it -- is the main finished rationalization thus far at the topic.

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