Book The great gap : inequality and the politics of redistribution in Latin America / edited by Merike Blofield.
Associated Name: Blofield, Merike.
Publication year: c2011.
Call Number HC130.I5 G74 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press
ISBN: 9780271050096 0271050098 9780271050102 0271050101
Extent: viii, 407 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"The relationship between socioeconomic inequality and democratic politics has been one of the central questions in the social sciences from Aristotle on. Recent waves of democratization combined with deepened global inequalities have made understanding this relationship ever more crucial. In The Great Gap, Merike Blofield seeks to contribute to this understanding by analyzing inequality and politics in the region with the highest socioeconomic inequalities in the world: Latin America. The chapters, by prominent scholars in their fields, address the socioeconomic context and inequality of opportunities; elite culture, public opinion, and media framing; capital mobility, campaign financing, representation and gender equality policies; and taxation and social policies"--Back cover.
Introduction : Inequality and politics in Latin America / Merike Blofield -- pt. 1. The socioeconomic context. Fault lines in Latin American social development and welfare regime challenges / Fernando Filgueira -- Inequality of opportunity in Latin America : economic well-being, education, and health / Anna Crespo and Francisco H.G. Ferreira -- pt. 2. Elite culture, framing, and public opinion. Elite perceptions of poverty and inequality in Brazil / Elisa P. Reis -- Media diversity and social inequality in Latin America / Sallie Hughes and Paola Prado -- Public opinion on income inequalities in Latin America / Merike Blofield and Juan Pablo Luna -- pt. 3. Agenda setting and the politics of inequality. The politics of redistribution in less developed democracies : evidence from Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela / Daniela Campello -- Inequality and the cost of electoral campaigns / Maurício Bugarin, Adriana Cuoco Portugal, and Sergio Naruhiko Sakurai -- Shallow states, deep inequalities, and the limits of conservative modernization : the politics and policies of incorporation in Latin America / Fernando Filgueira ... [et al.] -- Gender equality policies in Latin America / Merike Blofield and Liesl Haas -- pt. 4. Taxation and social policies. Tax reforms and income distribution in Latin America / James E. Mahon Jr. -- Are coalitions equally important for redistribution in Latin America? : the intervening role of welfare regimes / Juliana Martínez Franzoni and Koen Voorend -- Conclusion : Inequality and the politics of redistribution / Merike Blofield.