'An intelligent, up-to-date and accessible account of the contemporary political economy of Latin America from one of the leading scholars on the region. Francisco Panizza weaves together a compelling narrative around the emergence of left of centre governments in the context of the troubled engagement between democracy and the market in the region. It is a significant contribution to debates about how we understand and label Latin America's new left and deserves to be very widely read.'
Jean Grugel, University of Sheffield
'Francisco Panizza has long been an astute observer of democratisation, political economy and ideological change in Latin America. In Contemporary Latin America, Panizza gives us a complete cyclical analysis of the so-called Washington Consensus: before, during and after. This insightful contribution carefully traces the diverse political reactions to the neoliberal agenda, uncovering the causal factors behind populist, reformist and left-wing responses to developmental change.'
Timothy Power, University of Oxford
'Panizza brings much perspective and balance to bear on some of the most contentious issues facing Latin America in contemporary times.'
Wendy Hunter, University of Texas