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The great gap : inequality and the politics of redistribution in Latin America

Author: Merike Blofield
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of essays addressing the relationship between inequality and politics in Latin America. Examines the socioeconomic context and inequality of opportunities; elite culture, public opinion, and media framing; capital mobility, campaign financing, representation and gender equality policies; and taxation and social policies"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merike Blofield
ISBN: 9780271050096 0271050098 9780271050102 0271050101
OCLC Number: 732809780
Description: viii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Inequality and politics in Latin America / Merike Blofield --
Part 1: The socioeconomic context. Fault lines in Latin American social development and welfare regime challenges / Fernando Filgueira ; Inequality of opportunity in Latin America : economic well-being, education, and health / Anna Crespo and Francisco H.G. Ferreira --
Part 2: Elite culture, framing, and public opinion. Elite perceptions of poverty and inequality in Brazil / Elisa P. Reis ; Media diversity and social inequality in Latin America / Sallie Hughes and Paola Prado ; Public opinion on income inequalities in Latin America / Merike Blofield and Juan Pablo Luna --
Part 3: Genda setting and the politics of inequality. The politics of redistribution in less developed democracies : evidence from Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela / Daniela Campello ; Inequality and the cost of electoral campaigns / Maurício Bugarin, Adriana Cuoco Portugal, and Sergio Naruhiko Sakurai ; Shallow states, deep inequalities, and the limits of conservative modernization : the politics and policies of incorporation in Latin America / Fernando Filgueira [and others] ; Gender equality policies in Latin America / Merike Blofield and Liesl Haas --
Part 4: Taxation and social policies. Tax reforms and income distribution in Latin America / James E. Mahon Jr. ; Are coalitions equally important for redistributon in Latin America? The intervening role of welfare regimes / Juliana Martínez Franzoni and Koen Voorend --
Conclusion : Inequality and the politics of redistribution / Merike Blofield.
Responsibility: edited by Merike Blofield.

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