'An excellent book - timely, scholarly, balanced and accessible to a wide range of interested lay readers and undergraduates'
Peter North, University of Liverpool
'Editors Geraldine Lievesley and Steve Ludlam provide an overview that synthesizes the outstanding features of leftist and moderate leftist movements and governments, followed by individual chapters that focus on those nations where the left’s advances have been the most dramatic. They show how the left is "new" in light of its support for independent social movements but at the same time duplicates the practices of the old left, such as the strategy of alliances "from above".'
Steve Ellner, author of Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Conflict and the Chavez Phenomenon
'...represents an important step towards gaining further leverage on the ever-changing politics of the region. It is sure to serve a wide audience and provoke additional discussion and debate.'
Erika Moreno, Bulletin of Latin American Research