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Latin America Facing China: South-South Relations beyond the Washington Consensus

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CEDLA Latin America Studies

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Latin America Facing China

South-South Relations beyond the Washington Consensus

Edited by Alex E. Fernández Jilberto† and Barbara Hogenboom

216 pages, 15 illus., 23 tables bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-739-6 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (October 2010)

ISBN  978-0-85745-623-6 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (March 2012)

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The last quarter of the twentieth century was a period of economic crises, increasing indebtedness as well as financial instability for Latin America and most other developing countries; in contrast, China showed amazingly high growth rates during this time and has since become the third largest economy in the world. Based on several case studies, this volume assesses how China’s rise – one of the most important recent changes in the global economy – is affecting Latin America’s national politics, political economy and regional and international relations. Several Latin American countries benefit from China’s economic growth, and China’s new role in international politics has been helpful to many leftist governments’ efforts in Latin America to end the Washington Consensus. The contributors to this thought provoking volume examine these and the other causes, effects and prospects of Latin America’s experiences with China’s global expansion from a South - South perspective.

Alex E. Fernández Jilberto† was Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam until his death in 2010.

Barbara Hogenboom is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) in Amsterdam. Together they have published several edited volumes, including Big Business and Economic Development - Conglomerates and Economic Groups in Developing Countries and Transition Economies (Routledge, 2008).

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Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean Asia-Pacific


List of Tables
List of Figures

Alex E. Fernández Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom

Chapter 1. Latin America and China: South-South Relations in a New Era
Alex E. Fernández Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom

Chapter 2. Brazil and China: From South-South Cooperation to Competition?
Henrique Altemani de Oliveira

Chapter 3. Mexico vs. China: The Troublesome Politics of Competitiveness
Barbara Hogenboom

Chapter 4. Neoliberalized South-South Relations: Free Trade between Chile and China
Alex E. Fernández Jilberto

Chapter 5. Argentina’s Relations with China: Opportunities and Challenges
Carla V. Oliva

Chapter 6. China and Venezuela’s Search for Oil Markets
Javier Corrales

Chapter 7. Bridging the Pacific: Peru’s Search for Closer Economic Ties with China
Rubén Berríos

Chapter 8. Bolivia and China: Indirect Relations in a Global Market
Pablo Poveda

Chapter 9. Central America between two Dragoons: Relations with the two Chinas
Gabriel Aguilera Peralta

Chapter 10. Latin America from Washington Consensus to Beijing Consensus?
Alex E. Fernández Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom

Notes on Contributors

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