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Towards A New Development Strategy For Latin America: Pathways From Hirschman's Thought
Towards A New Development Strategy For Latin America: Pathways From Hirschman's Thought
Edited by Simón Teitel
Inter-American Development Bank, 1992, 403 pp
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Albert O. Hirschman, for four decades this country's most perceptive commentator on Latin America, published his landmark study, The Strategy of Economic Development, in 1958. Thirty years later a group of scholars, mainly Latin Americans, began a project culminating with this interesting symposium volume to apply Hirschman's main concepts both to analyze the region's economic history over the past generation and to strategize about how to restart sustained economic growth. A repeated theme, emphasized particularly by the editor, is that Latin America needs concentrated government efforts to eliminate constraints and obstacles to growth and development, and that cries of privatization and a limited role for the state should not be allowed to obscure this priority.