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Business Groups and Transnational Capitalism in Central America

Economic and Political Strategies

Benedicte Bull F. Castellacci Yuri Kasahara

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Palgrave Macmillan
15 July 2014
This book investigates Central America's political economy seen through the lens of its powerful business groups. It provides unique insight into their strategies when confronted with a globalized economy, their impact on development of the isthmus, and how they shape the political and economic institutions governing local varieties of capitalism.
By:   Benedicte Bull, F. Castellacci, Yuri Kasahara
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   4.041kg
ISBN:   9781137359391
ISBN 10:   1137359390
Series:   International Political Economy Series
Pages:   225
Publication Date:   15 July 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Benedicte Bull is Professor at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo and director of the Norwegian Network for Latin America Research. She holds a PhD in Political Science (2003) and has published widely on development theory, Latin American political economy and governance and international institutions. Fulvio Castellacci is Director at the TIK Centre, University of Oslo and Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He holds a PhD in Innovation Studies from the University of Oslo (2004) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome La Sapienza (2005). His fields of interest are the economics of innovation, international and development economics. Yuri Kasahara was a Research Associate at SUM, University of Oslo during the work with this book, and is currently Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Instituto Universitario de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro (2009). His areas of interest are political economy, Latin American politics, and state-business relations.

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