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The Politics Of Debt In Argentina, Brazil And Mexico: Economic Stabilization In The 1980s
The Politics Of Debt In Argentina, Brazil And Mexico: Economic Stabilization In The 1980s
By Robert R. Kaufman
Institute of International Studies, University of California, 1988, 137 pp

A brief, sophisticated and suggestive preliminary comparative study of how the political and institutional forces in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico have shaped the policy choices of Latin America's three largest debtors in this decade's profound crisis. Many issues are left for further exploration, but key questions are posed about the relative roles and interactions among state elites, the popular sectors, big business and external creditors.