This book is a critical and multidisciplinary IPE of the unequal structures of South American development and uneven insertions in the global order following the decline of the commodities boom. The work explores the extent to which regional development issues are related to merely a decline of commodities´ prices and/or to the resilience of the historical structures within an unequal world order. Thus, the authors seek first to analytically explore the regional issues beyond the formal limitations of North American and Eurocentric approaches. Secondly, they empirically scrutinize the complex dimensions of regional inequality and global insertions. Aspects analysed include economic reprimarization, the impact of China, development finance, trade and regional value chains, knowledge and technology, regional and transnational organised crime, cities, economic integration and the Global South.
Ernesto Vivares is Professor at the Department of International Studies and Communication at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Sede Ecuador (FLACSO), Ecuador. His research interests include the international political economy of development, inequality and conflict, the Latin American region and global order. Ernesto teaches in the fields of IPE, regionalism, globalization and methodological research. He previously edited Exploring the New South American Regionalism (NSAR) (2016).
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1. The IPE Puzzle of Regional Inequality, Political Instability and Global Insertion of South America.
2. Is Latin America's rise of the middle classes lasting or temporary? Evidence from Ecuador
Juan Ponce, Rob Vos, Jose Rosero and Roberto Castillo
3. Latin America and South America (re) primarization.
4. The Impact of China on South America Political and Economic Development.
5 The Changing Problem of Regional Development Finance in Latin America.
Leonardo Stanley and José Fernández Alonso
6. South America: Trade and Integration in the New Global Network.
Wilson Pérez-Oviedo, John Caja-Guijarro and María Vallejo
7. Energy Integration in South America and Global Geopolitics.
Carolina Viola Reyes
8. Productive Integration in South America and its Insertion into Global Value Chains. The Automotive Industry.
Uallace Moreira Lima
9. The Regional political Economy of Knowledge and Environment.
Pedro Cango, Jesús Ramos-Martin and Fander Falconi
10. Cities in South American Development: Bogota, Lima, Quito and Santiago in regional frame.
Luis Fuentes and Gustavo Duran
11. Global and Regional Political Economy of Migration.
12. Organized Crime, Security and Regionalism: The Governance of TOC in Latin America
Daniel Pontón and Tomas Guayasamin
13. South Regionalisms: A shift or the Return of Economic Integration?
Cintia Quiliconi and Raúl Salgado
14. Africa: Clues about the Tendencies of the Global South.
Timothy M. Shaw