Technological progress in the 21st Century still remains monopolized by the developed countries, thereby determining the direction and rhythm of growth in developing countries which must import their technological infrastructure. This colonialized model of industrialization leads to a perpetual outflow of resources abroad and to structured social exclusion that placed narrow limits on democracy and the distribution of overall wellbeing. Why did Latin American societies fail to create an internal division of labour that could adequately provide for the development of productive forces? How did this affect the prospects for democracy in the region?
Development and Democracy: Relations in Conflict examines the conflicting relations between technological development and democracy as they unfold in a new and ever more challenging environment.
Contributors are: Irma Lorena Acosta Reveles, Leonel Álvarez Yáñez, Jesús Becerra Villegas, Ximena de la Barra, Héctor de la Fuente Limón, R. A. Dello Buono, Sergio Octavio Contreras Padilla, Silvana Andrea Figueroa Delgado, Víctor Manuel Figueroa Sepúlveda, Ernesto Menchaca Arredondo, Miguel Omar Muñoz Domínguez, Alexandre M. Quaresma de Moura, Cristina Recéndez Guerrero.
Víctor Manuel Figueroa Sepúlveda, Ph.D. (1980), North East London Polytechnic-University of Sussex, is senior professor and researcher in Political Science at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico. His published works include
Reinterpretando el subdesarrollo (Siglo XXI, 1986) and
Industrial Colonialism in Latin America: The Third Stage (Brill, 2013).
Table of contents
Acknowledgments List of Tables and Figures Notes on Contributors
A Critique of the Origin and Foundations of the New Inequality among Mankind Alexandre M. Quaresma
Unemployment, Inequality and Technological Development Víctor Manuel Figueroa Sepúlveda
Technology and Subsumption by Capital Jesús Becerra Villegas
The State and Freedom of Public Network Space Sergio Octavio Contreras
Grey Areas in China’s Growth: A Questionable Development Silvana Andrea Figueroa Delgado
Economic Growth, Democracy and the Construction of Citizenship in South Korea Cristina Recéndez Guerrero
Latin American Democracy as an Alternative Work in Progress Ximena de la Barra and R.A. Dello Buono
Acquiring Technology in the Mexican Private Sector: A Disarticulated ‘Linkage’ of the Triple Helix Miguel Omar Muñoz Domínguez
Proliferation of the Corporate Agro-Industrial Model in Latin America Irma Lorena Acosta Reveles
Well-Being and Happiness: Conditions for a New Conception of Development? Ernesto Menchaca Arredondo and Leonel Álvarez Yáñez
The Challenges of Democracy in Mexico Héctor de la Fuente Limón
All those interested in a critical analysis of the impact of technology upon development, particularly as affecting the Global South.