Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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Oil and Mexican Foreign Policy

|9780822985051|The discovery of enormous oil reserves in the early 1970s revolutionized Mexico's economy and political behavior, bringing soaring revenues and industrial development. The oil glut of 1981 and wild fluctuations in world prices, pushed the country to the brink of bankruptcy. George W. Grayson describes how the roller-coaster economic ride, shrill nationalism, political assertiveness, and arrogant posturing of the 1970s have given way to greater professionalism, fiscal responsibility, and a cooperative attitude towards the United States in recent times.| George Grayson| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / Mexico Political Science / Public Policy /…

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Politics within the State

|9780822985365|Elite Bureaucrats and Industrial Policy in Authoritarian Brazil|Brazil was one of the most successful examples of state-led industrialization in the post-1945 era. Yet, on the surface, the Brazilian bureaucracy appears highly fragmented, personalized, and ad-hoc. Ben Ross Schneider looks behind this façade to explain how the Brazilian bureaucracy contributes to industrialization by analyzing career patterns and appointments which structure incentives and power more than formal organizations or institutions. Politics and personalism, of the right sort, Schneider argues, can in fact enhance policy effectiveness and state capacity.| Ben Ross Schneider| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America…

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The Left’s Dirty Job

|9780822956587|The Politics of Industrial Restructuring in France and Spain|The Left’s Dirty Job compares the experiences of recent socialist governments in France and Spain, examining how the governments of Francois Mitterrand (1981-1995) and Felipe Gonzalez (1982-1996) provide a key test of whether a leftist approach to industrial restructuring is possible. This study argues that, in fact, both governments’s policies generally resembled those of other European governments in their emphasis on market-adapting measures that eliminated thousands of jobs while providing income support for displaced workers. Featuring extensive field work and interviews with over one hundred political, labor, and business leaders, this study…

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Comparative Socialist Systems

|9780822982517|Essays on Politics and Economics|”The editors have merged work from two disciplines, economics and political science; in a summary conclusion, a sociologist suggests possible extensions in the comparison of socialist systems for the future. . . . contributes generously to the field.”—Slavic Review| Carmelo Mesa-Lago Carl Beck| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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Social Security in Latin America

|9780822984689|Pressure Groups, Stratification, and Inequality|A comprehensive and sophisticated study of the relationship between social security policy and inequality in Latin America. Individual case studies of Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico are presented, that provide a historical analysis of each country's social security policy, the pressure groups involved, the present structure of the systems, and a statistical examination of the inequality among these pressure groups.| Carmelo Mesa-Lago| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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