The New Latin American Left - Utopia Reborn

10 November 2008
Event
Date
10 November 2008

Speaker(s)

Daniel Chavez, Edgardo Lander

VENUE: CEDLA, Keizersgracht 397, Amsterdam TIME: Monday 10 November, 15.30 – 17.00 Free entrance

The New Latin American Left - Utopia Reborn Debate and book presentation organized bij TNI & CEDLA Speakers: Edgardo Lander, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas Rosalba Icaza, Institute for Social Studies, The Hague Daniel Chavez, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam Discussant: Kees Biekart, Institute for Social Studies, The Hague Chair: Barbara Hogenboom, CEDLA, Amsterdam The resurgence of the left in Latin America has taken Social and political analysts by surprise since it was widely predicted that the end of the Cold War would lead to a prolonged period of US-friendly neoliberal hegemony in Latin America. In fact, the left has re-emerged as a serious political actor. Today, leftist or 'progressive' political forces are in government in a large majority of Latin American nations, while social movements throughout the region are challenging neoliberalism. The New Latin American Left - Utopia Reborn is a new book that presents a comprehensive study of this fascinating and important political process. About the book: The New Latin American Left - Utopia Reborn Edited by Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez and César Rodríguez-Garavito TNI / Pluto Press, 2008 The introduction of the book can be downloaded.