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The Resource Democracy and the left : social policy and inequality in Latin America, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens

Democracy and the left : social policy and inequality in Latin America, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens

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Democracy and the left : social policy and inequality in Latin America
Title
Democracy and the left
Title remainder
social policy and inequality in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although inequality in Latin America ranks among the worst in the world, it has notably declined over the last decade, offset by improvements in health care and education, enhanced programs for social assistance, and increases in the minimum wage. In Democracy and the Left, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens argue that the resurgence of democracy in Latin America is key to this change. In addition to directly affecting public policy, democratic institutions enable left-leaning political parties to emerge, significantly influencing the allocation of social spending on poverty and inequality. But while democracy is an important determinant of redistributive change, it is by no means the only factor. Drawing on a wealth of data, Huber and Stephens present quantitative analyses of eighteen countries and comparative historical analyses of the five most advanced social policy regimes in Latin America, showing how international power structures have influenced the direction of their social policy. They augment these analyses by comparing them to the development of social policy in democratic Portugal and Spain. The most ambitious examination of the development of social policy in Latin America to date, Democracy and the Left shows that inequality is far from intractable - a finding with crucial policy implications worldwide. -- Publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huber, Evelyne
Dewey number
303.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN110.5.A8
LC item number
H83 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stephens, John D.
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  • Welfare state
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Welfare state
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Welfare state
  • Income distribution
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
Label
Democracy and the left : social policy and inequality in Latin America, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Theoretical framework and methodological approach -- Strategy for redistribution and poverty reduction -- The development of social policy regimes in the ISI period -- The determinants of social spending, inequality, and poverty: quantitative evidence -- Neoliberal reforms and the turn to basic universalism -- Iberia and the advanced Latin American social policy regimes: explaining the different -- Trajectories
Control code
769289580
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 342 pages
Isbn
9780226356525
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011050824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)769289580
Label
Democracy and the left : social policy and inequality in Latin America, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Theoretical framework and methodological approach -- Strategy for redistribution and poverty reduction -- The development of social policy regimes in the ISI period -- The determinants of social spending, inequality, and poverty: quantitative evidence -- Neoliberal reforms and the turn to basic universalism -- Iberia and the advanced Latin American social policy regimes: explaining the different -- Trajectories
Control code
769289580
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 342 pages
Isbn
9780226356525
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011050824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)769289580

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