Dr Rolando Ochoa, ANCLAS Senior Associate published in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The Age and The Brisbane Times about Joaquín “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman escape last Saturday night from the maximum security prison in Mexico.
The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies presents the book launch of:
“Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America: Breaking Up With TINA?”
3:00pm Wednesday 4 February
L.J Hume Centre, Copland Building (24) 1st Floor, Room 1171, ANU
Meet with the author Tom Chodor, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UQ and guest speaker Associate Professor Alastair Greig, reader in Sociology, ANU.
The book examines the struggles against neoliberal hegemony in Latin America, under the ‘Pink Tide’ of leftist governments. Utilizing a critical International Political Economy framework derived from the work of Antonio Gramsci, it looks at its two most prominent members – Venezuela under Hugo Chávez and Brazil under Lula and Dilma Rousseff. The author argues that Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution represents a counter-hegemonic project that seeks to construct a radical alternative to neoliberalism, while the Brazilian project is better understood as a passive revolution aiming to re-secure consent for neoliberal hegemony by making material and ideological concession to the Brazilian masses. Despite their differences, the two projects cooperate at the regional level, driving the process of regional integration that aims to make Latin America more politically, economically and ideologically autonomous in the neoliberal world order. The book suggests this process opens up opportunities for a fairer, more prosperous and more democratic Latin America in the 21st century, challenging American hegemony and its neoliberal project in doing so.
About the author
Tom Chodor is the UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. His research interests include International Relations, International Political Economy, globalisation, global governance, neoliberalism, regionalism, and the Pink Tide. He is currently working on a book about the Global South in global governance.
The launch will be followed by light food and beverages. Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.