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Contemporary Argentina: A Geographical Perspective

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By: David J Keeling

349 pages, B/w photos, tabs

Westview Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #116337 | ISBN: 0813335558
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In this perceptive book, David Keeling analyzes Argentinas changing position in the modern world economy against the backdrop of the countrys regional development processes. Combining systematic and area-based approaches, he discusses international and national trends that have shaped the social and economic geography of Argentina in profound and fundamental ways. Drawing on recent census data as well as on material from the Menem government, Keeling also explores whether Argentinas participation in the new world government has adversely affected environmental, labor, and social conditions. }Since 1989, Argentina has experienced perhaps its most significant period of change since federation in 1880. Under the leadership of Carlos Menem and the Justicialista political party, contemporary Argentina is emerging from the chaos of long-term instability to reassert itself as a viable player in both regional and global systems. In this perceptive book, David Keeling analyzes Argentinas emergence within the modern world economy against the backdrop of the countrys regional development processes. Combining systematic and area-based approaches, he discusses international and national trends that have shaped the social and economic geography of Argentina in profound and fundamental ways.Drawing on new material from recent demographic and economic censuses and on the Menem governments privatization and deregulation policies, Keeling asks whether participation in the new world economy has forced workers, communities, and cities in Argentina to downgrade environmental, labor, and social conditions. He also traces national economic and societal trends by region, showing how these trends will continue to affect regions and localities to the end of the decade and into the twenty-first century. Keeling concludes by assessing how changes in Argentinaa semi-peripheral country and emerging regional powercould affect the restructuring of its role in the new regional and world economies. }


Contents

* Argentina In The Global System; Key Geographical Trends; The Development of Regional and International Relationships; * Restructuring Argentinas Pillars Of Development; Society and Place; Capital, Labor, and Production; Transport and Communication; * The Geographical Impact: Local And Regional Development Issues; The Megacity; Prosperous Agroindustrial Provinces; The Challenge of Transition Areas; The Problem of Submerging Rural Areas; * Argentina In The Twenty-First Century; Future Argentina

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