The Politics of Expertise in Latin America

  • Miguel A. Centeno
  • Patricio Silva

Part of the Latin American Studies Series book series (LASS)

About this book


The ascendancy of technocratic personnel and their imposition of neo-liberal economic policies have come to define Latin American politics in the 1980s and 1990s. This book is the first comparative analysis of these events and their implications for the future of democracy on the continent. Individual chapters discuss the rise to power of these technocrats in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru as well as the historical antecedents of expert rule in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Confidence crisis democracy neoliberalism Party Politics politics transformation World Bank

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel A. Centeno
    • 1
  • Patricio Silva
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyPrinceton UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Cultural and Social StudiesLeiden UniversityNetherland

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