Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Menno Vellinga.|
|LC Classifications||HX110.5 .S65 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 327 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||327|
|LC Control Number||93003009|
Democracy and the Left book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Although inequality in Latin America ranks among the worst in the w /5(7). This book, paying attention to the axes of identity, strategy, and democracy, grew out of the authors' shared and growing interest in contemporary social movements and the vast theoretical literature on these movements produced during the s, particularly in Latin America Cited by: Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America Evelyne Huber, John D. Stephens 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. A dense web of private associations drawn from multiple social classes, interest groups and value communities makes for a firm foundation for strong democracy. In Latin America today, will civil society improve the quality of democracy or will it foster political polarization and reverse recent.
Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective examines processes of democratization in Latin America from to the present. Organized thematically, with a unique historical perspective, the book provides a widespread view of political transformation /5. Click here for a PDF of the issue. Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA Tel.: Fax: 'This book examines the most important social policy development in Latin America in decades: the extension of welfare states to cover 'outsiders,' or informal sector and rural workers who constitute a majority of most Latin American workforces, and yet they have historically been denied access to health care, pensions, and other basic social Cited by: While leftist governments are ascendant across Latin America, strident populists in Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador seem to get all the attention. But in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, social democracy is proving not only to be popular, but also that it can work.
This book, paying attention to the axes of identity, strategy, and democracy, grew out of the authors' shared and growing interest in contemporary social movements and the vast theoretical literature on these movements produced during the s, particularly in Latin America Price: $ By Óscar Arias. With the exception of Fidel Castro's Cuba, the Western Hemisphere is now exclusively ruled by democratically elected leaders. Democracy has come a long way in Latin America and we can draw encouragement from the region's historic rejection of military dictatorships and bloody civil conflicts (although the one in Colombia continues unabated). 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. “Ignacio Walker’s book, Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair, depicts the political development of Latin America over the last few centuries in a thorough and thoughtful manner.