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xiii, 266 p. : map ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Economic prospects and central policy issues: "The economic outlook for Latin America in the 1990s", Enrique V. Iglesias-- "The development of Latin American and Caribbean countries in the 1980s and prospects for the future", Gert Rosenthal-- "Hyperinflation in Latin America - the search for developmental solutions", Gary McMahon-- "Global income redistribution - an alternate prospective on the Latin American debt crisis", Myron J. Frankman-- "Trade and industrial policy in Latin America - issues for the 1990s", David Glover. Part 2 Society, economy and ecology - toward equity and sustainability: "Distribution of income and poverty in Latin America - recent trends and challenges for the 1990s", Albert Berry-- "Brazilian Amazonia - from destruction to sustainable development?", Rolf Wesche and Michael Small-- "Women and human rights in Latin America - challenges for the 1990s?", Elizabeth Spehar-- "Changing informal settlements in Latin American cities", Yvonne Riano and Rolf Wesche. Part 3 The sustainability of democratization: "Back to populism - Latin America's alternative to democracy", Julian Castro Rea et al-- "Public trust and the consolidation of Latin American democracies", Luis Roniger-- "'Governability' and the receiver state in Latin America - analysis and prospects", Jorge Nef and Remonda Bensabat-- "Chile - redemocratization or the entrenchment of counterrevolution", Nibaldo Galleguillos and Jorge Nef-- "Argentina - an underdeveloping country?", Alberto Ciria-- "Micro and macro logics of political conflict - the informal sector and institutional change in Peru and Mexico", Maxwell A. Cameron-- "The state and economic crisis in Mexico - restructuring the parastate sector", Judith Teichman-- "Prospects for economic and political change in Cuba in the 1990s", Archibald R.M. Ritter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275937478 20160528
Can the experience of the 1980s in Latin America be analyzed and evaluated to shed light on prospects for the 1990s? The central objective of this volume is to survey the development experience of the Latin American region in the 1980s and explore prospects for the coming decade. In this context, themes of crucial importance for the region are examined, including democratic consolidation, income distribution, the environment, hyperinflation and the debt problem. Although socioeconomic and political aspects are emphasized, issues of equity and the environment are of special importance. Case studies of Peru, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Cuba provide fresh information on these issues in specific countries. Central issues concerning the region's economy are the focus in the first part of the book. In the second part, key issue areas for the future are discussed. Of central concern in an exploration of the prospects for Latin America is the sustainability and improvement of democratization which proceeded in the 1980s. On the whole, the authors are not optimistic. The immense economic difficulties faced by the region - the debt overhang, the large and continuing overflow of financial and real resources, hyperinflation in some countries - will not be easy to manage. Although there are no guarantees that equity income distribution will be improved, among the positive developments foreseen for the 1990s are improved economic management, the addressing of environmental issues, and greater attention to issues of women's rights. This book seeks to serve as a useful guide to a complex region for both students and policymakers.
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158 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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8. Perspectivas [2003 - ]

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  • El progreso no es lo que era : fundamentos institucionales para un país en riesgo / Joan Prats i Català
  • Obstáculos y promesas del desarrollo en Bolivia : claves históricas y territoriales / Mario Matus
  • Crisis política y oportunidad democratica : gobernanza política en Bolivia / Mikel Barreda y Andrea Costafreda
  • Hacia el Estado de Derecho? Relato de un viaje inconcluso / Germán Burgos
  • Local, nacional y global : construyendo la patria plural desde los municipios / Josep Centelles y Marc Navarro
  • Superando la administración patrimonial? : sistema administrativo y sistema regulador en Bolivia / Joan Oriol Prats
  • En busca de riqueza y empleos productivos : promoviendo la empresa a contracorriente / Sergi Barbens
  • Economía de mercado sin mercado? : gobernabilidad política de las reformas económicas / Iñigo Maciás y Mario Matus
  • Los avances sociales no reducen la pobreza ni la desigualdad / Iñigo Macías
  • Bolivia indígena y campesina : un panorama de conflictos e identidades / Oscar del Alamo
  • Bolivia en la sociedad infoglobal / Joan Oriol Prats.
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334 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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  • Introducción
  • Pobreza y políticas públicas en comunidades campesinas
  • Políticas de colonización y pobreza durante la conquista del Chapare
  • Conflicto y negociación en políticas de erradicación de cultivos de coca
  • Límites de los programas de desarrollo alternativo
  • Conclusiones.
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xxvi, 453 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Preamble: Reassembling Social Security in Latin America-- PART I: THE STATE OF PENSION AND HEALTH CARE IN THE REGION BEFORE THE REFORMS-- 1. Social Security Principles, their Enforcement in Latin America, and Modifications by the Reforms-- PART II: PENSION REFORMS AND THEIR EFFECTS-- 2. Pension Reforms: Taxonomy, Objectives, and Actors-- 3. Effects on Coverage, Equal Treatment, Solidarity, and Comprehensiveness/Sufficiency-- 4. Effects on Unity, State Responsibility, Efficiency, and Social Participation-- 5. Effects on Financial Sustainability and New Reform Goals-- PART III: HEALTH CARE REFORMS AND THEIR EFFECTS-- 6. Healthcare Reforms: Taxonomy, Objectives, Actors-- 7. Effects on Universal Coverage-- 8. Effects on Equal Treatment, Solidarity, and Comprehensiveness/Sufficiency-- 9. Effects on Unity, State Responsibility, Efficiency, and Social Participation-- 10. Effects on Financial Sustainability and Efficacy-- PART IV: TOWARDS A BETTER SOCIAL SECURITY IN THE FUTURE-- 11. Policies on Pensions and Healthcare.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199233779 20160528
The reform of social security pensions and healthcare is a key issue for the modern world, and in many ways Latin America has acted as a social laboratory for the reform of these systems. From the reforms that took place in Chile in 1981, most pension and health care systems in the region have seen reform, and been fully or partially privatized. Many other countries considering reform of their own systems have been influenced by the policies implemented in Latin America. Yet despite the importance and influence of these reforms, until now there has not been an integrated and comprehensive analysis of the changes and their effects. This book is the result of four years of painstaking work, data collection, field research and international collaboration, and so fills the vacuum in the literature with a systematic comparison of pension and healthcare reforms in the 20 Latin American countries. It identifies reform models, and elaborates taxonomies to facilitate their understanding and comparison. Some key features of the reforms to emerge are: labour force and population coverage, equity and solidarity, sufficiency and quality of benefits, state regulation, competition and degree of privatization, efficiency and administrative costs, social participation in management, financing sources and long-term sustainability. Effects of the reforms on social security principles are measured based on recent standardized statistics and other information. Goals or assumptions of the reforms are contrasted with actual outcomes, and the pros and cons of private versus private provision assessed. Detailed policy recommendations are offered to correct current problems and improve pension and healthcare systems. This is the first book to comprehensively study these influential reforms in Latin America's pension and health care systems, and as such will be of importance to academics and researchers interested in social security and welfare policy, pensions, health care, and public policy; Social security, pension, and health care policy-makers; And social security, pension, and health care consultants and practitioners. Published in association with PAHO.
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xv, 527 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Development in Latin America - conceptualizing economic change in the region-- historical legacies - patterns of unequal and unstable growth-- import substitution industrialization - looking inward for the source of economic growth-- Latin America's debt crisis - the limits of external financing-- price stabilization - a critical ingredient for sustained growth-- the role of the state - defining a desirable and sustainable level of state activity-- new international capital flows - the benefits (and hidden costs) of Latin America's return to markets-- contemporary trade policy - engine or brakes for growth? International industrial competitiveness - improving the quality of labour, technology and infrastructure agricultural policy - sowing the seeds of equitable, sustainable growth in Latin America-- health and education - the source of equitable, sustainable growth-- environmental challenges -internalizing the costs of development-- lesson learned - cycles in Latin American development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847695256 20160528
This textbook offers basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. After a brief historical overview, Patrice Franko builds a contemporary model of regional development. She explores the contradictions of growth, especially in the context of overcoming intractable problems of poverty, education, health and discrimination. Inviting students to view challenges through the eyes of policy-makers, the text encourages a critical assessment of past and present policy choices. Data exercises promote research skills and highlight the diversity of development experiences in the region. Liberally interspersed with examples and case studies, the author combines theory and its application in the real world. The text simultaneously challenges strong students while clarifying the fundamentals for novices. By exploring the difficult choices facing Latin American policy-makers, the author gives readers interested in economics or in Latin American studies the conceptual means to understand the puzzle of strong, sustainable, and equitable growth in the region.
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