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Social Democracy In The Global Periphery

Author : Richard Sandbrook
ISBN : 9781139460910
Genre : Political Science
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Social Democracy in the Global Periphery focuses on social-democratic regimes in the developing world that have, to varying degrees, reconciled the needs of achieving growth through globalized markets with extensions of political, social and economic rights. The authors show that opportunities exist to achieve significant social progress, despite a global economic order that favours core industrial countries. Their findings derive from a comparative analysis of four exemplary cases: Kerala (India), Costa Rica, Mauritius and Chile (since 1990). Though unusual, the social and political conditions from which these developing-world social democracies arose are not unique; indeed, pragmatic and proactive social-democratic movements helped create these favourable conditions. The four exemplars have preserved or even improved their social achievements since neoliberalism emerged hegemonic in the 1980s. This demonstrates that certain social-democratic policies and practices - guided by a democratic developmental state - can enhance a national economy's global competitiveness.

Bootstrapping Democracy

Author : Gianpaolo Baiocchi
ISBN : 9780804760560
Genre : Social Science
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This book investigates participatory budgeting—a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID development programs—to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy and empowering civil society.

Crafting State Nations

Author : Alfred Stepan
ISBN : 9780801897238
Genre : Political Science
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Political wisdom holds that the political boundaries of a state necessarily coincide with a nation's perceived cultural boundaries. This title provides the framework for the state-nation, a paradigm that addresses the need within democratic nations to accommodate distinct groups within a country while maintaining national political coherence.

Social Forces And States

Author : Judith Teichman
ISBN : 9780804782548
Genre : Political Science
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With the failure of market reform to generate sustained growth in many countries of the Global South, poverty reduction has become an urgent moral and political issue in the last several decades. In practice, considerable research shows that high levels of inequality are likely to produce high levels of criminal and political violence. On the road to development, states cannot but grapple with the challenges posed by poverty and wealth distribution. Social Forces and States explains the reasons behind distinct distributional and poverty outcomes in three countries: South Korea, Chile, and Mexico. South Korea has successfully reduced poverty and has kept inequality low. Chile has reduced poverty but inequality remains high. Mexico has confronted higher levels of poverty and high inequality than either of the other countries. Judith Teichman takes a comparative historical approach, focusing upon the impact of the interaction between social forces and states. Distinct from approaches that explain social well-being through a comparative examination of social welfare regimes, this book probes more deeply, incorporating a careful consideration of how historical contexts and political struggles shaped very different development trajectories, welfare arrangements, and social possibilities.

Civilizing Globalization

Author : Richard Sandbrook
ISBN : 0791456684
Genre : Political Science
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Discusses the many facets of globalization in easy to understand language.

Reinventing The Left In The Global South

Author : Richard Sandbrook
ISBN : 9781107072787
Genre : Political Science
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A fresh appraisal of the nature and significance of the democratic left in the Global South.

Globalization And Egalitarian Redistribution

Author : Pranab K. Bardhan
ISBN : 0691125198
Genre : Business & Economics
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Demonstrates that the free flow of goods, capital, and labor has increased the inequality or volatility of labor earnings in advanced industrial societies, while constraining governments' ability to tax the winners to compensate the workers for their loss. This book looks at how globalization affects policies aimed at reducing inequalities.

Sweden And The Third Way

Author : Philip Whyman
ISBN : 9781351760492
Genre : Business & Economics
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This title was first published in 2003. The creation of a 'Third Way' between unfettered capitalism and old-style Keynesian-corporatist forms of social democracy has become the driving force behind the policy programmes of many left-of-centre political parties in the industrialised nations of the world today. Sweden and the 'Third Way' critically evaluates this 'new' social democracy by examining the profound shift in Swedish political economy from being the prototype old-style social democracy towards the 'Third Way' synthesis of neo-liberalism and elements of traditional social democracy. Philip Whyman evaluates internal and external challenges to Swedish macroeconomic policy - including globalisation, European integration, post-Fordist technological change and the relative empowerment of capital - to discover the extent to which national economic autonomy is constrained. Furthermore, he considers the plausibility of revising the core elements of the traditional 'Swedish Model' as an alternative to the prevailing macroeconomic platform.

Rigged Rules And Double Standards

Author : Kevin Watkins
ISBN : 0855985259
Genre : Social Science
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A critical and detailed analysis of inequalities of world trade systems.

Urban Latin America

Author : Tom Angotti
ISBN : 9781442274495
Genre : Political Science
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Latin America, one of the most urbanized regions of the world, can only be fully understood by exploring its urban-rural divide, inequalities within urban areas, and the prospects for change. This thoughtful text explores Latin American cities; their history, similarities, and differences; and the current problems they face.

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