Carol Wise is associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California. Her most recent books include Reinventing the State: Economic Strategy and Institutional Change in Peru (Michigan, 2003). Riordan Roett is Sarita and Don Johnston Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he directs the Western Hemisphere Studies and Latin American Studies Programs. He is the author or editor of twenty-two books, including China's Expansion into the Western Hemisphere (Brookings, 2008). His textbook Brazil: Politics in a Patrimonial Society is now in its fifth edition.
"Expertly compiled and deftly co-edited... Scholarly essays by a diverse authority of learned authors informingly and challengingly explore the complex interworkings of economy and government in an astute and insightful manner. POST-STABILIZATION POLICITS IN LATIN AMERICA is a core addition to professional and academic library Latin American Studies reference collections." -- The Bookwatch, 2/1/2004 "Wise and Roett bring together a group of leading scholars to take a hard look at [the] intersection of economic policymaking and politics. In this excellent volume, which examines cases of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela, they argue that the ultimate viability of market reform lies in the construction of a more credible structure of democratic governance." --Kenneth Maxwell, Foreign Affairs, 11/1/2003 "POST-STABILIZATION POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA embraces a comprehensive group of articles that address the complex historical, political, and economic issues of transformations experienced by Latin American countries over the last few decades. The ten authors are well-known political science scholars with publications on Latin America that highlight aspects of political science, economics, sociology, and international relations that are relevant to the understanding of these issues by both professionals and students." --Miguel A. Rodriguez, George Washington University, Perspectives on Political Science, 1/1/2004 "[The book's] strength lies... in the fact that the chapters are rich and thoughtful, and generally reflect the complexities that attach to market reform and democratisation." --Jean Grugel, University of Sheffield, Journal of Latin American Studies, 11/1/2004