Structural Adjustment and the Agricultural Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • John Weeks

About this book


As a result of the regional debt crisis, most governments of Latin America in the 1980s entered into a process of profound policy change, from an import substitution oriented strategy to a focus upon export-promotion, with an emphasis upon market liberalisation. According to mainstream economic theory, the effect of this shift would be to favour agriculture. This book, with contributors from Latin America and Europe, surveys the results on agriculture of a decade of policy change, and to produce new and unexpected insights.


agriculture development macroeconomics

Editors and affiliations

  • John Weeks
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Development StudiesSchool of Oriental and African StudiesUK
  2. 2.Institute of Latin American StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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