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The World That Latin America Created

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674260498

Publication Date: 12/07/2021

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272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 photos

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The World That Latin America Created is a sweeping and original history of cepalino structuralism and dependency theory—two worldmaking schools of economic thought that Latin American intellectuals crafted after 1930 and bequeathed to the world by the 1970s. Historians of Latin America have long regarded the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL) as one of the most important international institutions of the twentieth century, and Fajardo has given us an authoritative history of its development and the debates it spawned.—Amy C. Offner, author of Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas

A trailblazing exploration of a fateful episode in twentieth-century development history organized around the lives, words, and deeds of its leading cast of characters. This book shakes up conventional wisdoms about Latin America’s postwar development project and brings into sharp focus ideas long distorted by neoliberal hindsight. It is certain to be widely read in both North and South.—Sarah Babb, author of Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neoliberalism

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