Jean Grugel (Sheffield): ‘Latin America's Post Neoliberal Political Economy: Breaking with Dependency’
|Dates:||9 October 2013|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Jean Grugel|
Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Manchester, in collaboration with University of Lancaster and University of Liverpool
2013-14 Regional Seminar Series
Latin America: Dependent No More?
Dependency theory is associated with debates of the 1960s and 1970s and was often criticised for its mechanical and simplistic models of the structural relations between the global North and South. The political and economic clout of countries such as Brazil defy simple definitions of dependency, yet the issues of inequality and political, cultural and economic flows that dependency theory raised are still very topical, albeit more complex now than ever. The aim is to revisit the question of Latin American “dependency”, in the light of the last twenty years of social change, encompassing:
- intensified neoliberal reform
- the emerging global economic status of Brazil (and Mexico)
- the region's prominence in what UNDP describes as the Rise of the South and growing South-South relations
- multiculturalist legislation
- increased transnational migration
- the rise of “pink tide”
- Latin America’s leading role in truth and reconciliation processes
- the importance of climate change politics
- the consolidation of “Latin” as a cultural brand.
We will address dependency not only as a set of political and economic processes, but also as a cultural phenomenon, revisiting cultural critiques that debated “cultural cannibalism”.
This seminar is the first in the regional series organised by the universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster.
We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by the Institute of Latin American Studies (formerly the Institute for the Study of the Americas).
Professor Jean Grugel
Organisation: (University of Sheffield)
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