Out of the shadows : political action and informal economy in Latin America (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Out of the shadows : political action and informal economy in Latin America

Author: María Patricia Fernández-Kelly; Jon Shefner
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together leading scholars of the informal economy and informal politics, this book addresses how globalization has influenced local efforts to resolve political and economic needs - and how  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: María Patricia Fernández-Kelly; Jon Shefner
ISBN: 0271027509 9780271027500 0271027517 9780271027517
OCLC Number: 1013321973
Description: 280 pages
Contents: Introduction / Patricia Fernndez-Kelly --
The informal economy in the shadow of the state / Miguel Angel Centeno and Alejandro Portes --
Risk and regulation in informal and illegal markets / John C. Cross and Sergio Pea --
Neoliberalism, markets, and informal grassroots economies / Jos Itzigsohn --
Vanishing assets: cumulative disadvantages among the urban poor / Mercedes Gonzlez de la Rocha --
Female household headship, privation and power: challenging the "feminization of poverty" thesis / Sylvia Chant --
Protest in contemporary Argentina: a contentious repertoire in the making / Javier Auyero --
The even more difficult transition from clientelism to citizenship: lessons from Brazil / Robert Gay --
Informal politics in the Mexican democratic transition: the case of the people's urban movement / Juan Manuel Ramrez Sis --
"Do you think democracy is a magical thing?" From basic needs to democratization in informal politics / Jon Shefner.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Fernández-Kelly and Jon Shefner.
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"With few exceptions, scholars from Left to Right have presented simplistic accounts of the political ramifications of economic informality in the underdeveloped world. Such depictions have been Read more...

 
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