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The Resource Avoiding governors : federalism, democracy, and poverty alleviation in Brazil and Argentina, Tracy Beck Fenwick

Avoiding governors : federalism, democracy, and poverty alleviation in Brazil and Argentina, Tracy Beck Fenwick

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Avoiding governors : federalism, democracy, and poverty alleviation in Brazil and Argentina
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Avoiding governors
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federalism, democracy, and poverty alleviation in Brazil and Argentina
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Tracy Beck Fenwick
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eng
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"With the goal of showing the effect of domestic factors on the performance of poverty alleviation strategies in Latin America, Tracy Beck Fenwick explores the origins and rise of conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) in the region, and then traces the politics and evolution of specific programs in Brazil and Argentina. Utilizing extensive field research and empirical analysis, Fenwick analyzes how federalism affects the ability of a national government to deliver CCTs. One of Fenwick's key findings is that broad institutional, structural, and political variables are more important in the success or failure of CCTs than the technical design of programs. Contrary to the mainstream interpretations of Brazilian federalism, her analysis shows that municipalities have contributed to the relative success of Bolsa Familia and its ability to be implemented territory-wide. Avoiding Governors probes the contrast with Argentina, where the structural, political, and fiscal incentives for national-local policy cooperation have not been adequate, at least this far, to sustain a CCT program that is conditional on human capital investments. She thus challenges the virtue of what is considered to be a mainly majoritarian democratic system. By laying out the key factors that condition whether mayors either promote or undermine national policy objectives, Fenwick concludes that municipalities can either facilitate or block a national government's ability to deliver targeted social policy goods and to pursue a poverty alleviation strategy. By distinguishing municipalities as separate actors, she presents a dynamic intergovernmental relationship; indeed, she identifies a power struggle between multiple levels of government and their electorates, not just a dichotomously framed two-level game of national versus subnational. Tracy Beck Fenwick makes a compelling argument about the conditions that either facilitate or retard one of the most important social policy innovations of the contemporary period, which is the turn toward the use of conditional cash transfers to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Her core interest in how different levels of government interact in the provision of social services has become a question of great import. With respect to the recent literatures on decentralization, federalism, and subnational governments in Latin America more generally, Avoiding Governors is by far the most sophisticated attempt yet to integrate municipal governments more directly into the theoretical frameworks we use to study intergovernmental relations."--Kent Eaton, professor of politics, University of California, Santa Cruz"--
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Fenwick, Tracy Beck
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JS2411
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.F46 2016
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non fiction
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Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
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Recent titles from the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
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  • Central-local government relations
  • Central-local government relations
  • Decentralization in government
  • Decentralization in government
  • Federal government
  • Federal government
  • Public welfare administration
  • Public welfare administration
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Central-local government relations
  • Decentralization in government
  • Federal government
  • Public welfare administration
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Föderalismus
  • Argentinien
  • Brasilien
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Avoiding governors : federalism, democracy, and poverty alleviation in Brazil and Argentina, Tracy Beck Fenwick
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"Recent titles from the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies."--Page facing title page
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
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The Politics of Alleviating Poverty and Why Federalism Matters -- Federalism, the Welfare State, and the Rise of CCTs in Latin America -- Avoiding Governors and the Success of CCTs in Brazil -- Factors Encouraging Municipal Actors to Promote National Goals in Brazil -- CCTs in Argentina and the Politics of Alleviating Poverty -- Factors Impeding Municipal Actors from Promoting National Goals in Argentina -- Federalism and the Territorial Distribution of Targeted Social Welfare : In Comparative Perspective
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908376210
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23 cm
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xviii, 277 pages
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9780268028961
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2015032992
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • 40025626738
  • 40025606740
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)908376210
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Avoiding governors : federalism, democracy, and poverty alleviation in Brazil and Argentina, Tracy Beck Fenwick
Publication
Note
"Recent titles from the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies."--Page facing title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Politics of Alleviating Poverty and Why Federalism Matters -- Federalism, the Welfare State, and the Rise of CCTs in Latin America -- Avoiding Governors and the Success of CCTs in Brazil -- Factors Encouraging Municipal Actors to Promote National Goals in Brazil -- CCTs in Argentina and the Politics of Alleviating Poverty -- Factors Impeding Municipal Actors from Promoting National Goals in Argentina -- Federalism and the Territorial Distribution of Targeted Social Welfare : In Comparative Perspective
Control code
908376210
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780268028961
Lccn
2015032992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40025626738
  • 40025606740
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908376210

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