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Movement-driven development : the politics of health and democracy in Brazil

Author: Christopher L Gibson
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018.
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Long infamous for its severe inequality, infant mortality, and clientelist politics, Brazil in the late 20th and early 21st centuries improved the health and well-being of its populace more than any large democracy. Christopher L. Gibson sheds light on the previously poorly understood cause of this shift, arguing that it was due to a subnationally-rooted process driven by civil society actors, namely the Sanitarist  Read more...
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Gibson, Christopher L. (Christopher Laurence).
Movement-driven development.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018029565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher L Gibson
ISBN: 9781503607811 150360781X
OCLC Number: 1043056868
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Subnational democratization of health --
Pragmatist publics in urban Brazil --
Sanitaristas and infant mortality reduction --
Belo Horizonte --
Porto Alegre --
Curitiba --
Fortaleza --
Movement-driven development in comparative perspective.
Responsibility: Christopher L. Gibson.

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Long infamous for its severe inequality, infant mortality, and clientelist politics, Brazil in the late 20th and early 21st centuries improved the health and well-being of its populace more than any large democracy. Christopher L. Gibson sheds light on the previously poorly understood cause of this shift, arguing that it was due to a subnationally-rooted process driven by civil society actors, namely the Sanitarist Movement. Gibson improves our understanding of the political and social trajectory of Brazil and similar democracies today.

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