The following article aims to develop an analytical hypothesis concerningthe recent cycle of “progressive governments” in Latin America, whichposits that the consistency of the redistributive policies implemented duringthe “social decade” (2004-2014) was jeopardized due to the weakness of thedevelopment projects implemented in those periods, particularly stemmingfrom the lack of an alternative for economic growth to the “commoditiesboom,” as well as the failure to develop a strategy for international insertionwhich could have allowed other kinds of transformative policies. Thepresent analysis thus aims to stress the importance of three key factors inevery project of change for Latin America, which are often analysed in acompartmentalized manner: the depth of the redistribution policies, the developmentproject with its pattern of economic growth, and the respectivestrategies of international insertion.Keywords: Latin America, progressive governments, redistribution,development, international insertion
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
P.O.B. 39040 (69978), Israel.
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