Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives
Social Sector Reform, Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America
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Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives by Robert R. Kaufman
Book DescriptionCrucial Needs, Weak Incentives studies the politics of efforts to reform education and health services in Latin America in the 1990s. Both sectors were common targets of reform-education because of its economic importance, health care because of needs to reduce great inequities of access and opportunities to increase domestic savings presented by reforms. Both sectors also have large numbers of unionized public employees, whose presence affects patronage as well as political power. The book presents case studies that offer a wealth of new information not previously accessible to the English-speaking academic and policy community. For health care, these cover Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Peru; for eductaion, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Four chapters by the editors set out for each sector the goals, structure, and outcomes of reform efforts. Contributors are Marta Arretche, Josefina Bruni Celli, Mary A. Clark, Javier Corrales, Sonia M. Draibe, Christina Ewig, Alec Ian Gershberg, Alejandra Gonzalez Rossetti, Merilee S. Grindle, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Pamela S. Lowden, and Patricia Ramirez.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801880827
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert R. Kaufman
Development, Democracy, and Welfare States, Paperback (August 2008)
Compares the distinctive welfare states of Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. This book traces the historical origins of social policy in these regions to crucial political changes in the mid-twentieth century, and show how the legacies of these early choices are influencing welfare reform following democratization and globalization.
Reforming the State, Hardback (January 2001)
The essays in this volume, first published in 2001, examine fiscal policy-making and providing for social welfare in post-socialist countries.
Political Economy of Democratic Transitions, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Robert R. Kaufman
Over the decades, there has been a widespread movement from authoritarian to democratic rule among developing countries, often occurring against a backdrop of severe economic crises and the adoption of market-oriented reforms. This title explores this relationship, addressing a variety of questions.
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Author Biography - Robert R. Kaufman
Robert R. Kaufman is a professor of political science at Rutgers University. Joan M. Nelson is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a scholar in residence at the School of International Service at American University.
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