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The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions
Since the 1970s there has been a widespread movement from authoritarian to democratic rule among developing countries, often occuring against a backdrop of severe economic crises and the adoption ofExpand
Globalization, Domestic Politics, and Social Spending in Latin America: A Time-Series Cross-Section Analysis, 1973-97
This study examines the effects of globalization, democratization, and partisanship on social spending in fourteen Latin American countries from 1973 to 1997, using a pooled time-seriesExpand
Correct Voting Across Thirty-Three Democracies: A Preliminary Analysis
This article extends Lau and Redlawsk's notion of correct voting – whether voters, under conditions of uncertainty, choose the alternative they would have chosen had they been fully informed aboutExpand
Inequality and Regime Change: Democratic Transitions and the Stability of Democratic Rule
Recent work by Carles Boix and Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson has focused on the role of inequality and distributive conflict in transitions to and from democratic rule. We assess these claimsExpand
Development, democracy, and welfare states : Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe
List of Figures xi List of Tables xiii Preface and Acknowledgments xvii Abbreviations xxiii INTRODUCTION: Toward a Political Economy of Social Policy 1 PART ONE: The Historical Origins of WelfareExpand
Cultural aspects related to the health of Andean women in Latin America: A key issue for progress toward the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals
International declarations have affirmed that health is a universal right. In order for people to exercise their right to health, their social and cultural contexts need to be acknowledged. However,Expand
Crucial needs, weak incentives : social sector reform, democratization, and globalization in Latin America
Crucial 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 ofExpand
The Political Effects of Inequality in Latin America: Some Inconvenient Facts
  • R. Kaufman
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 1 April 2009
Referring to the extreme economic and racial inequalities that have characterized his country since the colonial era, Fernando Henrique Cardoso has famously said that Brazil is no longer anExpand
The Patron-Client Concept and Macro-Politics: Prospects and Problems
In order to make sense of the endless complexities of social life, social scientists conceptualize the empirical world in terms of interlocking systems and subsystems of roles and behavior, holdingExpand