Right-wing Politics in the New Latin America [electronic resource] : Reaction and Revolt

Dominguez, Francisco, 1950-
London : Zed Books, 2011.
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Based on original fieldwork, this volume addresses the current trajectories of right-wing politics in Latin America in the face of leftist governments, the discrediting of neoliberalism and the decline of US hegemony. Featuring country-specific chapters covering both the right in government and the right in opposition, Right-wing Politics in the New Latin America is a revealing and important book for anyone interested in contemporary Latin American politics.
About the editors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: reaction and revolt; The challenge from the left; Elements of right-wing advantage; The structure of the book; Part One | The continental right; 1 | The South American right after 'the end of history'; Defining the right; The rise of representative democracy and markets in South America; The South American right and the post-2000 turn to the left; The right in power: Colombia and Mexico; The right with influence on government: Brazil and Peru; The right as 'loyal opposition': Chile, Uruguay and Argentina
The 'problematic' right in opposition: Paraguay, Venezuela, Bolivia and EcuadorConclusion; 2 | The United States of America and the Latin American right; New challenges to US hegemonic strategy; Obama, Venezuela and Honduras; Conflict over US military bases; Figure 2.1 The US military presence in Latin America; ALBA and US subversion; Colombia, Mexico and the 'war on drugs'; Prospects of sympathetic relations in the Southern Cone and Brazil; Conclusion; 3 | Unearthing the real subversives: the US state, right-wing think tanks and political intervention in contemporary Latin America
The New American CenturyPreaching counter-revolution: the role of the think tanks; Multiple forms of intervention; Concluding thoughts; Part Two | The right in office; 4 | PAN Para Todos: elections, democracy and the right in contemporary Mexico; Democratization and the right; The right in power; Breaking down the election; Conclusion: a PAN for All?; 5 | Colombia as the linchpin of US hegemony in Latin America; Colombia and the US: a history of complicity; Paramilitarism and mafia control of politics; The political and human cost of the Colombian model; The Colombian right and Latin America
6 | A right for all seasons? Right-wing politics in contemporary PeruPeru in comparative perspective; The New Right emerges (and fails); The gradual growth of conservative power; Self-doubt on the right; Final thoughts; Part Three | The right in opposition; 7 | Venezuela's opposition: desperately seeking to overthrow Chávez; The Fourth Republic: a rotten regime; The insurrection of the bourgeoisie; Conclusions; 8 | Multilateral lines of conflict in contemporary Bolivia; Contextualizing contemporary changes in Bolivia's foreign relations
The MAS, the 'plebeian mass' and the conservative oppositionUS interference; TNCs, the donor community and the ALBA: multilateral lines of conflict; ALBA; Conclusions; 9 | Right-wing opposition as counter-revolution: the Cuban case; Empires and dictators; Right-wing hegemony in 'Exilio City'; Enforcing hegemony by terror; Tolerated terrorism; Invading the Hill; Cracks in the monolith; Conclusions; 10 | Right-wing politics in contemporary Brazil; The military dictatorship and the politics of transition; The right after the transition; The Lula government and the Brazilian right
The 2010 election: a resounding defeat for the right
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Lievesley, Geraldine.
Ludlam, Steve, 1951-