The Peruvian Labyrinth: Polity, Society, Economy

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The Peruvian Labyrinth: Polity, Society, Economy

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A country perceived as having unusually complex political, economic, and social problems, Peru has long fascinated social scientists. The Peruvian Labyrinth brings together a new generation of scholars to explore the multifaceted Peruvian 'experiment' as it has evolved further, in often dramatic ways, in the 1980s and 1990s.The volume focuses special attention on the administration of Albert Fujimori, who suspended the constitution in 1992, two years after he first became president, but then was reelected in 1995. The experience of Peru under his regime raises important questions about the nature of democracy in Latin America, the challenges of economic and political reofrm, and the prospects for combining stable democratic goverance and sustained development.Topics covered in the volume include the legacies of democratic transistions, human rights and political violence, the decline of the Shining Path, the Fujimori 'autogolpe,' the changing roles of business and organized labor, the political impact of the informal sectorm changes in the agrarian sector, and the shift in economic strategies from the deveopmentalism and toward neoliberalism. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Political participation -- Peru; Democracy -- Peru; Human rights -- Peru; Peru -- Politics and government -- 1968-1980; Peru -- Politics and government -- 1980-; Peru -- Social policy;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780271016610

Publication Date

1997

Publisher

Pennsylvania State University Press

City

University Park, PA

Department

Department of Political Science

Comments

Maxwell A. Cameron (Editor)

Philip Mauceri (Editor)

Object Description

xiv, 272 p. ; 23 cm

Language

EN

The Peruvian Labyrinth: Polity, Society, Economy

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