Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy

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Opposing Currents

Opposing Currents

The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America

A collection of essays examining the intersection between water conservation and women’s roles in a variety of Latin American settings—rural and urban, across a range of countries.

Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence against Women

Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence against Women

A Cross-National Comparison

S. Laurel Weldon provides a comparative study of governmental response to the problem of violence against women in thirty-six democracies. In addition to examining the causes and consequences of the inadeqate public policies dealing with violence against women, she offers practical suggestions about how to improve them.

Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State

Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State

Lima, 1970–1990

Offers an unparalleled longitudinal view of how the urban poor of Lima viewed themselves and organized to acquire basic goods and services. Grounding research on theoretical notions from Albert Hirschman and an analytical framework from Verba and Nie, Dietz produces findings that hold great interest for comparativists and students of political behavior in general.

Gender Bias and the State

Gender Bias and the State

Symbolic Reform at Work in Fifth Republic France

A study of symbolic reforms in France that address (or don’t address) equal employment policy for women.

The Politics of Water

The Politics of Water

Urban Protest, Gender, and Power in Monterrey, Mexico

In The Politics of Water, Vivienne Bennett uses the water crisis that occurred in Monterrey, Mexico, during the 1970s and 1980s to examine national, state, and local politics in Mexico.

The Promise and Paradox of Civil Service Reform

The Promise and Paradox of Civil Service Reform

Fourteen essays examine, through a public policy focus, the 1978 civil service reform and its aftermath.

The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice

The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice

Beyond the Market Paradigm

Combining philosophy with practical politics, an expanding area of policy studies applies moral precepts, critical principles, and conventional values to collective decisions. This evolving new approach to policy analysis asserts that the same variety of ethical principles available to the individual are also available to make collective decisions in the public interest and should be used.

Primary Medical Care in Chile

Primary Medical Care in Chile

Accessibility under Military Rule

Scarpaci views the financial and cultural impediments imposed by the Pinochet HMO medical system that compromised and effectively limited health care accessibility for much of Chile’s adult population.

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