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The Great Gap: Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution in Latin America

edited by Merike Blofield
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9780271050096 (cloth : alk. paper), 0271050098 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780271050102 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0271050101 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Summary
"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.
Contents
  • Introduction : Inequality and politics in Latin America / Merike Blofield
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 ... [et al.]
  • Gender equality policies in Latin America / Merike Blofield and Liesl Haas
  • 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.
Description
viii, 407 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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