Liberalization in the Developing World compares the success of liberalization strategies in Asia, Africa and Latin America over the past decade. Three models emerge, corresponding to the three continents covered, which reflect the degree of state intervention in the economy and the success of the liberalization policies adopted.
The conclusions drawn demonstrate that economic and political liberalization do not have to go hand in hand. On the contrary, the case studies presented in this volume show that the role of the state can be crucial in mobilizing both the human and capital investment needed to be able to compete in international economy.

chapter 1|27 pages

Setting the Neoliberal Development Agenda: Structural Adjustment and Export-Led Industrialization

ByAlex E. Fernández Jilberto, André Mommen

chapter 2|23 pages

The Asian Miracle: A Critical Reassessment

ByAndré Mommen

chapter 3|21 pages

Economic Transformation and Liberalization in Indonesia

ByBatara Simatupang

chapter 4|24 pages

Vietnam’s Gradualist Economic Reforms

ByDavid H. D. Truong, Carolyn L. Gates

chapter 5|26 pages

Neoliberalism and Economic Uncertainty in Brazil

ByBRAZIL Ana Maria Fernandes

chapter 6|16 pages

Controlling Hyperinflation and Structural Adjustment in Nicaragua

ByOscar Catalán Aravena

chapter 7|23 pages

Mexico’s Integration in Nafta: Neoliberal Restructuring and Changing Political Alliances

ByAlex E. Fernández Jilberto, Barbara Hogenboom

chapter 8|17 pages

Bolivia: Crisis, Structural Adjustment and Democracy

ByCarlos F. Toranzo Roca

chapter 9|23 pages

Neoliberalism and the Central American Peasantry

ByKees Blokland

chapter 10|19 pages

Structural Adjustments, Democracy and the State in Argentina

ByMiguel Teubal

chapter 11|24 pages

The Search for Legitimation and Liberalization in Algeria

ByMichiel Beker

chapter 13|19 pages

Power Struggle and Economic Liberalization in Ghana

ByKwame Nimako

chapter 14|22 pages

Zaïre’s Economic Decline and Ill-Fated Liberalization Policies

ByAndré Mommen