The free-market city: Latin American urbanization in the years of the neoliberal experiment

  title={The free-market city: Latin American urbanization in the years of the neoliberal experiment},
  author={Alejandro Portes and Bryan R. Roberts},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
  • A. Portes, B. Roberts
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Economics
  • Studies in Comparative International Development
We examine the evolution of Latin American cities in the last two decades of the twentieth century and in the first years of the twenty-first on the basis of comparable data from six countries comprising over 80 percent of the region’s population. These years correspond to the shift in hegemonic models of development in the region, from import-substitution industrialization to neoliberal “open markets” adjustment. We examine how the application of the new policies correlates with change… 

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