Regional Development and Conflict Management: A Case for Brazil
Emerald Group Publishing, Oct 1, 2008 - Political Science - 208 pages
This book is about the courageous decision taken by the Government of a Ceara, Brazil, to tackle the painful economic and social conflict caused by the enormous gap between rich and poor. Instead of confining their attempts to easy solutions like transfer payments, the Governor of the State, Tasso Ribeiro Jereissati, decided in 2001 to cut straight into the roots of the problem, aiming to develop a genuine understanding of the conflict between growth and distribution, and thereby provide real, long-term solutions to the state's problems. Pedro Sisnando Leite, then Secretary of Rural Development, led this effort together with other state secretaries, particularly Monica Clark Nunes Cavalcante, Carlos Matos Lima and Alex Araujo.The book presents the results of a unique harmonic integration between academic research, public policy elaboration, and concrete implementation of public measures. The policies devised, implemented and evaluated in this book are focused on potential solutions to this market failure, at both the regional level and the local level. Studied and endorsed by many academics and policy makers around the world, the model of Ceara provides a unique and exemplary solution to conflict and inequality.
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achievement agricultural employment agricultural production Bar-El Barbalha Brazil competitive concentration decrease demand demographic Desenvolvimento diminution of poverty distribution economic activity economic development economic growth economic sectors economic structure entrepreneurs evaluation excess labor force existence gaps Gini coefficient global government of Ceara human capital IBGE Iguatu illiteracy illiteracy rate implementation indicators infrastructures interior investments IPEA data Juazeiro do Norte lead Limoeiro long-term macroeconomic main urban center market failures metropolitan region municipalities needs non-farm activities non-farm employment Northeast PNAD policy measures potential poverty and inequality poverty line primate city problems process of economic projects region of Fortaleza Regional Centers regional development rural and urban rural area rural development rural population rural sector SDLR Secondary Centers share of agriculture Small Business SMEs social social capital solution Southeast spatial specific stimulation Table tourism trend urban area urban population urban sector workers World Bank