PAUL W. DRAKE is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and dean of the Division of Social Sciences at University of California, San Diego. He is the coeditor of numerous books, including The Origins of Liberty, EI APRA, de la ideologia a la praxis, and The Struggle for Democracy in Chile. ERIC HERSHBERG is senior advisor of the Social Science Research Council in New York City. He is adjunct professor at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, and has served as chair on the board of directors of the North American Congress on Latin America since 1999. Hershberg is the coeditor of Militares y Memorias and the author of numerous articles.
"This book offers probing analysis of the strains between state and society that have plunged Andean countries into deep crisis since the 1980s. The editors and authors also provide welcome insight through comparison--among the Andean countries, between the Andean region and the Southern Cone, and between political consequences of the 1980s and those of earlier crises, especially the 1930s. The combination of case study and comparison is particularly illuminating."
--Steve J. Stern, University of Wisconsin-Madison
" Essential for collections on Latin American politics, problems of democratization, and Third World political development."
" An indispensable guide. The analysis, by key scholars of Latin America, is exceptionally lucid, rigorous, and broad. Drake and Hershberg make a critical contribution to understanding the chaotic Andes, and along the way, to understanding what happens after the failures of neoliberalism across Latin America."
--Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook University
" Scholars and students alike will benefit from this uniformly rich set of essays by leading social scientists working on the Andean region. The volume provides both the analytical tools and historical and contemporary perspectives necessary to enable a deeper understanding of the common elements of crisis, significant variations, and potential trajectories in state-society relations across the Andes today."
--Jonathan Hartlyn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"An excellent provocative volume which should have wide appeal."
"--European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies"
"The book's thematic structure provides rich soil for cultivating further scholarship."
"--Canadian Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Studies"
The book s thematic structure provides rich soil for cultivating further scholarship.
" Canadian Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Studies""