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Out of the shadows : political action and informal economy in Latin America

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

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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