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The Politics of Policies

Economic and Social Progress in Latin America, 2006 Report

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9781597820103

Publication Date: 03/01/2006


330 pages

38 charts and graphs, 3 line art, 26 tables

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Overview and Methodology
    • 1. Overview
    • 2. Understanding the Politics of Policies: A Methodological Approach
  • Part II: Actors and Arenas in the Policymaking Process
    • 3. Political Parties, Legislatures, and Presidents
    • 4. Cabinets, the Bureaucracy, Subnational Governments, and Judiciary
    • 5. Actors from Civil Society
  • Part III: The Policymaking Process and Policy Outcomes
    • 6. Political Institutions, the Workings of the Policymaking System, and Policy Outcomes
    • 7. Country Experiences in Policymaking
  • Part IV: The Policymaking Process in Action
    • 8. The Art of Tax Policies
    • 9. Politicization of Public Services
    • 10. Two Kinds of Education Politics
    • 11. Decentralization, Budget Processes, and Feedback Effects
  • Part V: Conclusion
    • 12. A New Lens for the Future
  • Data Appendix
  • References
  • List of Acronyms

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