This collection of works by prominent Chilean experts explores the long term effects of neoliberalism. It relentlessly questions Chile's status as a successful and exemplary democratic country. The first part deals with the circumstances that facilitated the establishment of the neoliberal experiment in Chile. This is followed by analysis of the economic, social, environmental, political and human rights impacts of 35 consecutive years of neoliberal policies. Implications for weathering the multi-dimensional global crisis are analyzed in view of Chile`s loss of productive capacities, the shrinking role of the State and its asymmetrical integration into the world economy. The volume concludes by asserting that breaking the status quo is possible, urgent and necessary.
Ximena de la Barra is an international consultant and former UNICEF Latin America Public Policy Advisor. She earlier formed part of the Allende Popular Unity government in Chile and of the first democratically elected local government in Madrid.
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Prologue: The Tragedy that Was Dressed Up as a Miracle, Raul Sohr Introduction, Ximena de la Barra
PART I. HOW THE NEOLIBERAL EXPERIMENT WAS FORCED UPON THE CHILEAN PEOPLE
1. Neoliberalism, a Counter-revolution in Chile, Manuel Riesco 2. Chile’s Neoliberal Reversion of Salvador Allende’s Copper Nationalization, Orlando Caputo and Graciela Galarce 3. Chile: Perpetual Transition under the Shadow of Pinochet, Roberto Garretón 4. Where was the Chile I had Left Behind?, Marta Harnecker
PART II. THE CUMULATIVE IMPACT OF 35 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF NEOLIBERALISM IN CHILE
5. Growing Disparities and the Extreme Concentration of Wealth in Chile, José Cademartori 6. Health Care Ideology in Chile at the Turn of the 21st Century, Claudio Sepúlveda 7. The Struggle for Education and the Neoliberal Reaction, Rodrigo Cornejo, Juan González, Rodrigo Sánchez, Mario Sobarzo & the Opech Collective 8. Social Security or Plunder?, Manuel Riesco 9. The World Economic Crisis, Chile and the Free Trade Agreements, Orlando Caputo & Graciela Galarce 10. Chilean Social Movements in Confrontation with Neoliberalism, Mario Garcés
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All students and specialists in Latin American Studies, International Studies, Comparative Sociology of Development; Comparative Politics.