From Pinochet to the 'Third Way' (Hardcover)

Neoliberalism and Social Transformation in Chile

By Marcus Taylor

Pluto Press, 9780745324517, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2006

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive analysis of three decades of neoliberal reforms in Chile. Chile is often described as a "model" of neoliberal development policy. Marcus Taylor shows that the reality is very different. Examining the contradictions of neoliberal reform, he shows how it has created a society that is deeply ridden with inequality. Taylor examines the consequences of Pinochet's policies. He shows why the tensions that arose from social inequality led to the emergence of a "Third Way" neoliberalism in the post-dictatorship period. Taylor argues that neoliberalism has failed to transform social relationships and institutions. This failure has huge consequences for popular movements for social change in Latin America during a time of renewed political upheaval. The book will be of interest to anyone studying the problems of neoliberal reform across the developing world.

About the Author

Dieter Haller is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His focus is on political anthropology, borderland studies, gender, and the Mediterranean. Cris Shore is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand). His most recent publications are: 'Up Close and Personal: On Peripheral Perspectives and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge', Oxford/New York: Berghahn (co-edited with Susanna Trnka, 2013) and 'The Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology'