What If Latin America Ruled the World?
How the South Will Take the North Through the 21st Century
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|Format:||Hardcover, 472 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2010|
About the Author
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera teaches international law and international affairs at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has served as an aide to the Colombian Congress and as a consultant to the United Nations in South America. He has lectured in law, philosphy, and politics on three continents.
"Guardiola-Rivera's "What if Latin America Ruled the World?" is as broad in its historic sweep as Galeano's classic."--"Washington"" Post"""
"As the Great Recession rolled across the globe in 2008, the economies of Latin America proved unexpectedly resilient--a happy occurrence that legal scholar Guardiola-Rivera credits to the majority of Latin American societies veering away from the neoliberal paradigm and the shadow of the empire to the north. Guardiola-Rivera puts this remarkable trend among Latin American countries--a category into which the U.S. is destined for inclusion, with its projected Latino majority by 2040--into the historical context of enduring pre-Columbian values and popular resistance to imperialism among the dispossessed of North and South America ."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
"Remarkable, stimulating and illuminating, "What if Latin America Ruled the World?" is unlike anything I've ever read. It makes the reader feel as if they are spinning in a time capsule through a kaleidoscopic virtual reality from one seminal event to another, from one Latin American country to another, and from there to London, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. This is the kind of book the world needs now, and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera is the perfect man to write it--a breathless rollercoaster ride that also offers a brilliantly creative approach to history and geography."--Gerald Martin, author of "Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life"
"Oscar Guardiola-Rivera has written a smart, original, provocative, and timely book. He analyzes and pushes beyond the recent leftward turn in Latin American politics and in so doing he offers a hopeful new genealogy of the globalized present."--Marcus Rediker, author of "The Slave Ship: A Human History"
"Part historical reconstruction, part travelogue, part socio-political prognosis, this book is the single best work I have read on why the 21st century will be the "Century of the Americas," and why the United State is undergo
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Dimensions: ||23.27 x 16.05 x 3.91 centimeters (0.68 kg)|