Key Texts for Latin American Sociology comprises translations of key texts from the Latin American Sociology canon. It is the first book to curate and then translate these key texts into English, bringing together texts from leading sociologists in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bolivia, and Uruguay, to provide comprehensive coverage of a wide range of issues in Latin American Sociology. By drawing attention to embedded issues such as development, inequalities, oppression and representation, the key texts approach sociology in its most authentic terms: as a means of understanding and committing to social change. The result of five years of collaboration between colleagues from 15 Latin American Countries, this volume was conceived at a workshop in Mendoza in 2013, where the scientific committee discussed the difference between “classics” and “key-texts” in Latin American sociology.

Trade Union Models in Latin America, Before and After1

Trade Union Models in Latin America, Before and After1

Trade Union Models in Latin America, Before and After
Enrique de la Garza Toledo

Trade unions in Latin America have been affected in the first place by neoliberalism because wage policy has been managed to contain inflation. Overall, wage increases have been lower than inflation growth, with the exception of 2000 and 2001, in order to also attract foreign direct investment. This is also due to a decrease in social security policies aimed at wage earners and its replacement by those focusing on extreme poverty. Trade unions also have less influence over governments and economic policy, and unions’ influence in parties is lower than before. In addition, a significant part of large ...

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