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Title Exclusion and engagement : social policy in Latin America / edited by Christopher Abel and Colin M. Lewis.

Published London : University of London, Institute of Latin American Studies, [2002]


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 UniM Bail  361.61098 EXCL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvi, 503 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index.
Contents Part A Concepts, Models and Practice -- Chapter 1 Exclusion and Engagement: a Diagnosis of Social Policy in Latin America in the Long Run / Christopher Abel, Colin M. Lewis 3 -- Chapter 2 Social Policy Delivery: the New Economic Model and the Reform of the State / Pascual Gerstenfeld 54 -- Chapter 3 Debates on the Effects of Macroeconomic Policy on Poverty / Miguel Urrutia 72 -- Chapter 4 Despite the Odds: the Political Economy of Social Sector Reform in Latin America / Merilee S. Grindle 83 -- Chapter 5 Citizenship, Social Policy and Population Change / Bryan R. Roberts 111 -- Chapter 6 Some Conceptual and Substantive Limitations of Contemporary Western (Global) Discourses of Rights and Social Justice / John Gledhill 131 -- Part B Health and Social Security -- Chapter 7 Globalisation, Equity and Health in Latin America / Antonio Ugalde, Nuria Homedes, Anthony Zwi 151 -- Chapter 8 Health, Equity and Social Exclusion in Argentina and Mexico / Peter Lloyd-Sherlock 172 -- Chapter 9 Intergenerational Transfers in Income, Health and Social Security: the Experiences of Brazil, Mexico and Colombia / Maria Cristina Gomes de Conceicao 189 -- Chapter 10 Ideology and the New Social Security in the Argentine / Ruben M. Lo Vuolo 208 -- Chapter 11 Gender Relations and Social Security in Southern Brazil / Anita Brumer 224 -- Part C Education -- Chapter 12 Ideology and Education: Equity and Efficiency / Marcial Boo 245 -- Chapter 13 Education Reform in Latin America: Decentralisation or Restructuring / Andrew Nickson 266 -- Chapter 14 Paradoxes of Chilean Education Reform, 1989-2000 / Ernesto Schiefelbein, Paulina Schiefelbein 285 -- Part D Household and Community -- Chapter 15 Housing Policy and Legal Entitlements: Survival Strategies of the Urban Poor / Alan Gilbert 303 -- Chapter 16 Cuba: the Retreat from Entitlement? / Claes Brundenius 331 -- Chapter 17 Whose Crisis?: Public and Popular Reactions to Family Change in Costa Rica / Sylvia Chant 349 -- Chapter 18 Rural Poverty and Policy: Mexico and Colombia Compared / Alicia Puyana 378.
Summary This collection offers a reappraisal of social policy in response to the scale of the challenges confronting Latin America. Divided into four sections ('Concepts, Models and Practice'; 'Health and Social Security'; 'Education'; 'Household and Community'), the book explores the functions of social policy and the prospects of it performing a new and more dynamic role. The contributors place contemporary social policy in historical perspective, study the connection between growth and welfare and consider the efficacy of the state in the social sphere from both macro and micro perspectives. Underpinning the collection are issues relating to the question of the social contract between state and citizen and how the exercise of citizenship connects society and state.
Other author Lewis, Colin M.
Abel, Christopher.
University of London. Institute of Latin American Studies.
Subject Latin America -- Social policy.
Latin America -- Social conditions.
ISBN 1900039508 (paperback) £14.95