Economics, Politics and Social Issues in Latin America

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Nova Publishers, 2007 - Political Science - 289 pages
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Latin America is a diverse group countries with extremely diverse economies and political dynamics. Some are heavy in poverty and others are booming with petrodollars. They speak Spanish, Portuguese, and French. This book brings together analyses detailing crucial issues at the beginning of the 21st century.
 

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Contents

Latin America Terrorism Issues
1
State and Regime in Post64 Brazil Bureaucratic Authoritarianism or Military Dictatorship?
9
Brazilian Trade Policy and the United
29
The Economic Impact of Unions and Collective Bargaining Lessons from the International Experience
53
Economic Development and the Determinants of Spatial Integration in Agricultural Markets
75
Unions and the Labor Market in Brazil
97
Labor Market Integration and Economic Adjustment
129
The Poverty Implications of Minimum Wages in Developing Countries
151
Rural Development Programs in Argentina and Its Institutions in the Context of Neoliberal acroeconomic Adjustment
175
Active Labor Market Policies Evaluative Evidence
195
Autonomous Participation and Political Institutions in Recent Brazilian Democracy
223
The Process of Political Transition in Brazil Issues and Constraints in the Consolidation of the Democratic Regime
247
Index
273
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Page viii - The remainder of the chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 provides the conceptual and empirical background of the study, and also presents additional evidence for other Latin American countries.
Page 8 - The most important political distinction among countries concerns not their form of government but their degree of government.
Page 8 - The rates of social mobilization and the expansion of political participation are high; the rates of political organization and institutionalization are low. The result is political instability and disorder.
Page xiv - There, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN...
Page 14 - bureaucratic" suggests the crucial features that are specific to authoritarian systems of high modernization: the growth of organizational strength of many social sectors, the governmental attempts at control by "encapsulation...

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