SERIES ON LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
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Series on Latin American Studies 11

Integrating the Americas

FTAA and Beyond

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PAPERBACK

$39.99 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674014848

Publication: October 2004

Short

860 pages

6 x 9 inches

72 line drawings, 116 tables

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Where Latin American government leaders once looked at free trade agreements as solely about trade and trading policies, they are increasingly viewing them as the next beacon of hope in the long and arduous road of economic reform.

Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond discusses how these governments have become embroiled in a larger set of issues affecting both institutions. This work, based on a conference sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, examines how this free trade process is surging ahead, while at the same time taking on a broader set of issues including institutional reform, transparency, the environment, labor, and social cohesion. The payoffs to the strategy of liberalization, privatization, and openness have been meager and disappointing to date. Will the FTAA be able to reverse this and allow Latin America to reap the benefits of globalization?