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Sorting out the mixed economy : the rise and fall of welfare and developmental states in the Americas / Amy C. Offner.

Author/Creator:
Offner, Amy C. author.
Publication:
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series:
Histories of economic life
Histories of economic life
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Subjects:
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
Mixed economy -- Colombia.
Economic development -- Colombia -- Foreign influences.
Mixed economy -- United States.
Summary:
"The untold story of how U.S. development efforts in postwar Latin America helped lead to the dismantling of the U.S. welfare state. ... In this groundbreaking book, Amy Offner brings readers to Colombia and back, showing the entanglement of American societies and the contradictory promises of midcentury statebuilding. The untold story of how the road from the New Deal to the Great Society ran through Latin America, Sorting Out the Mixed Economy also offers a surprising new account of the origins of neoliberalism." --Dust jacket.
Contents:
Part I. Building the decentralized state
Decentralization in one valley
Land reform in local hands and local minds
Private homes and economic orders
Part II. Stewards of the state
Economics as a public mission
Management as a universal technique
Part III. Looking outward
The Great Society as good business
The American Dream comes home
Decentralization reborn
Epilogue: Sorting out the mixed economy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Offner, Amy C. Sorting Out the Mixed Economy.
ISBN:
9780691190938
0691190933
OCLC:
1089407266
Publisher Number:
99981911238