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Title Comparative public policy in Latin America / edited by Jordi Díez and Susan Franceschet.
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  JL960 .C64 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description x, 315 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Studies in comparative political economy and public policy ; 38.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1: Policy-making and policy processes. Thinking about politics and policy-making in contemporary Latin America / Susan Franceschet and Jordi Díez ; Presidentialism and policy-making in Latin America: The case of Mexico / Jordi Díez ; The new institutionalism and industry policy-making in Chile / Judith Teichman ; Turbulent times: structural reforms, crisis, and labour policy in Argentina, 1990s-2000s / Viviana Patroni and Ruth Felder. -- Part 2: Advocacy and policy change. Public policy by other means: playing the judicial arena / Catalina Smulovitz ; Federalism, advocacy networks, and sexual diversity politics in Brazil / Juan Marsiaj ; Agenda through dispute: the Zoilamérica Narváez-Daniel Ortega controversy / Delphine Lacombe; translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott ; Transnational policy networks and public security policy in Argentina and Chile / Mary Rose Kubal. -- Part 3: Old and new directions in social policy. The limits of anti-poverty policy: citizenship, accountability, and semi-clientelism in Mexico's oportunidades program / Lucy Luccisano and Laura MacDonald ; Gendering welfare state regimes in Latin America: Argentina in comparative perspective / Débora Lopreite ; Social policy reform and continuity under the bachelet administration / Rossana Castiglioni ; Public policy in Latin America: towards a new research agenda / Jordi Díez and Susan Franceschet.
Summary "This pioneering collection offers a comprehensive investigation into how to study public policy in Latin America. Although this region exhibits many similarities with the North American and European countries that have traditionally served as sources for generating public policy knowledge, Latin American countries are also different in many fundamental ways. As such, existing policy concepts and frameworks may not always be the most effective tools of analysis for this unique region. Th fill this gap, Comparative Public Policy in Latin America offers guidelines for refining current theories to suit Latin America's contemporary institutional and socio-economic realities. The contributors accomplish this task by identifying the features of the region that shape public policy, including informal norms and practices, social inequality, and weak institutions. This book promises to become the definitive work on contemporary public policy in Latin America, essential for those who study the area as well as comparative public policy more broadly."--P. [2] of cover.
Subject Political planning -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Social policy.
Latin America -- Economic policy.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Related Names Franceschet, Susan, 1965-
Díez, Jordi.
ISBN 1442610905 (pbk.)
9781442641778 (bound)
1442641770 (bound)
9781442610903 (pbk.)
OCLC number 761843288