Latin American Development in a Neoliberal Age
What has become of the development project since its core institutions – the World Bank and the IMF -- faced a groundswell of opposition coming from Latin America and Asia at the turn of the millennium? This talk will explore this question through a discussion of recent development policies to promote export industries in the global South. Despite strong challenges to market rule and serial financial crises, development practitioners increasingly promote practices meant to administer competitiveness amongst workers and small producers through global market integration. Marion Werner is a geographer who works at the intersection of critical development studies, economic geography and feminist and post-colonial theory. She teaches and writes about uneven development, in particular the implications of contemporary restructuring of global industries for workers and communities, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Marion received her PhD from the University of Minnesota.