Comparative public policy in Latin America /

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Imprint:Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
©2012
Description:1 online resource (x, 315 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Studies in comparative political economy and public policy
Studies in comparative political economy and public policy ; 38.
Subject:Political planning -- Latin America.
Politique publique -- Amérique latine.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
Economic policy.
Political planning.
Politics and government.
Social policy.
Latin America -- Social policy.
Latin America -- Economic policy.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Amérique latine -- Politique sociale.
Amérique latine -- Politique économique.
Amérique latine -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1980-
Latin America.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11216830
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Other authors / contributors:Díez, Jordi, editor.
Franceschet, Susan, 1965- editor.
ISBN:9781442663626
1442663626
1442689943
9781442689947
9781442641778
1442641770
9781442610903
1442610905
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:"This pioneering collection offers a comprehensive investigation into how to study public policy in Latin America. Although this region exhibits many similarities with the North American and European countries that have traditionally served as sources for generating public policy knowledge, Latin American countries are also different in many fundamental ways. As such, existing policy concepts and frameworks may not always be the most effective tools of analysis for this unique region. To fill this gap, Comparative Public Policy in Latin America offers guidelines for refining current theories to suit Latin America's contemporary institutional and socio-economic realities. The contributors accomplish this task by identifying the features of the region that shape public policy, including informal norms and practices, social inequality, and weak institutions. This book promises to become the definitive work on contemporary public policy in Latin America, essential for those who study the area as well as comparative public policy more broadly."--Page [i].
Other form:Print version: Comparative public policy in Latin America 9781442641778

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