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William Ratliff
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William Ratliff is a research fellow and curator of the Americas Collection at the Hoover Institution.

He is currently working on interpreting Latin American history and Chinese histories and politics and U.S. foreign policy.

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Authors: William Ratliff, Roger Fontaine
Product Code: 5462-7
ISBN: 978-0-8179-5462-8
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This essay examines the shift from statist stagnation to free-market growth, driven by Argentine president Carlos Menem in 1989. The author discusses both the 1930s decline that dumped Argentina from the seventh-richest country in the world to the seventy-seventh and the 1990s reforms against inefficiency and corruption that thrust Argentina back into the world economy.


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Authors: William Ratliff, Roger Fontaine
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Ratliff and Fontaine argue that if Argentines really want to escape from the quicksand that has slowly sucked them all down, they must frankly acknowledge and confront those aspects of their government, society, and fundamental beliefs that have contributed so much to their predicament.


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Author: William Ratliff
Product Code: 4452-4
ISBN: 978-0-8179-4452-0
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A comparison of the different cultural and other factors governing education in Latin America and reforming Asian countries, and a description of the consequences for people in those regions today and in the future.


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Authors: Edgardo Buscaglia, Maria Dakolias, William Ratliff
Product Code: 5702-2
ISBN: 978-0-8179-5702-5
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The need for a well functioning judiciary system in Latin America.


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Authors: Edgardo Buscaglia, William Ratliff
Product Code: 9772-5
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This concise volume examines the relationship between law, governance, and economic development and shows the main substantive and procedural legal factors that developing nations must address to promote political stability and economic growth, intended for the general informed reader as well as for policymakers in governments and civil society


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Author: William Ratliff
Product Code: 4502-4
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A Essay on Russia's Oil in America's Future: Policy, Pipelines, and Prospects.


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Authors: William Ratliff, Roger Fontaine
Product Code: 4352-8
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The sanctions and U.S. policty in Cuba have failed in establishing democracy, improving human rights, and sparking economic reform. Instead, they have only promoted conflict, both within Cuba and abroad. The authors claim that the imperialistic Helms-Burton Law alienates allies worldwide and will poison relations between the United States and Cuba for generations to come .


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Authors: Edgardo Buscaglia, Samuel Gonzalez-Ruiz, William Ratliff
Product Code: 4672-1
ISBN: 978-0-8179-4672-2
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This policy essay delineates the best practices in counteracting organized crime and public sector corruption. It has three parts: (1) focus and background, (2) methodology and empirical analysis and (3) policy recommendations taken from the best international practices in counteracting organized crime and public sector corruption.


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Authors: Edgardo Buscaglia, William Ratliff
Product Code: 4422-2
ISBN: 978-0-8179-4422-3
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War and Lack of Governance in Colombia: Narcos, Guerrilas, and U.S. Policy.


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