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Latin American capitalism: economic and social policy in transition
During the last theree decades, and contrary to expectations, Latin Americas economis performace has been poor nad many of its structural weaknesses have deepened. Despite the recent eport commodity boom, the regions average ...
Can Latin American Production Regimes Complement Universalistic Welfare Regimes? Implications from the Costa Rican Case
Much of the literature on political economy expects complementarities between (universal) welfare regimes and production regimes. This article draws from Costa Rica's showcase of human development and universalistic social ...
Working Paper 27: The Double Challenge of Market and Social Incorporation: Progress and Bottlenecks in Latin America
Latin American countries have historically failed to secure market incorporation (e.g. people’s participation in the cash nexus, which in turn requires the creation of a sufficient number of formal well-paying jobs) and ...
Filling the missing link between universalism and democracy: the case of Costa Rica
This article explores a missing link in the recent literature on the formation of social policies: that between democracy and universalism, one desirable yet elusive feature of these policies. We base our argument on a ...
The road to universal social protection: how Costa Rica informs theory
How are universal social programs built in countries on the periphery, where resources are more limited and initial inequalities higher than any ever seen in OECD countries? Historically it has been very difficult, and ...
Should Policy Aim at Having All People on the Same Boat? The Definition, Relevance and Challenges of Universalism in Latin America
In recent years, attention to universal social policy has intensified in Latin America and other parts of the periphery. Definitions of universal social policy have traditionally varied between a minimalist approach ...