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Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America (Paperback)
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Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 09/10/2012
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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. Huber and Stephens present quantiative 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: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226356532
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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