This book examines the causes of the economic and political crisis in Argentina in 2001 and the process of strong economic recovery. It poses the question of how a country which defaulted on its external loans and was widely criticized by international observers could have succeeded in its growth and development despite this decision in 2002. It examines this process in terms of the impact of neo-liberal policies on the economy and the role of development strategy and the state in recovering from the crisis

chapter |24 pages

The Emergence of Neo-Liberalism in Latin America

Situating the Argentine Experience

chapter |22 pages

The Argentine Crisis

What Happened?

chapter |23 pages

Stabilization in 2002

Stopping the Free Fall into Poverty

chapter |26 pages

The Politics of Redistribution

The Conflict with el Campo

chapter |35 pages

Urban Inequality

chapter |14 pages

From Crisis Management to Sustainable Development

Extending the Time Horizon