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Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics

Editors: Hilgers, T. (Ed.)

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This book improves understandings of how and why clientelism endures in Latin America and why state policy is often ineffective. Political scientists and sociologists, the contributors employ ethnography, targeted interviews, case studies, within-case and regional comparison, thick descriptions, and process tracing.

About the authors

JAVIER AUYERO Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin USA and the former editor of Qualitative Sociology EDUARDO CANEL Associate Professor in the Division of Social Science and director of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University, UK JULIÁN DURAZO HERRMANN Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Université de Québec à Montréal, Canada where he also heads the Participatory Democracy and Public Space Revitalization axis of the Nycole Turmel Chair of Public Space and Public Innovation JONATHAN FOX teaches in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA ROBERT GAY Professor of Sociology and director of the Toor-Cummings Center for International Studies and Liberal Arts (CISLA) at Connecticut College, USA TINA HILGERS Assistant Professor of Political Science at Concordia University Montreal, Canada PABLO LAPEGNA Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia, USA FRANÇOISE MONTAMBEAULT assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal, Canada LUIS RONIGER Reynolds Professor of Latin American Studies at Wake Forest University, USA JON SHEFNER Professor and head of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

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'The dynamics of clientelism in Latin America are analyzed from varying qualitative, theoretical perspectives in this book edited by Hilgers Comparative overviews assess the nature and level of clientelism across the region, and various case studies provide micro-level detail - the "everyday" of the title - on clientelism in parts of Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, and Uruguay this volume is useful for political scientists, but perhaps even more so for sociologists and scholars of Latin America Recommended.' - Choice

'The so-called third wave of democracy brought much optimism to developing countries. This interesting book deepens our understanding of how varieties of clientelism informally aid and abet how democracy operates in Latin America. The excellent essays are written by experts in politics in diverse countries in the region.' - Susan Eckstein, Boston University, former president of the Latin American Studies Association


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Democratic Processes, Clientelistic Relationships, and the Material Goods Problem

    Hilgers, Tina

    Pages 3-22

  • Favors, “ Merit Ribbons,” and Services

    Roniger, Luis

    Pages 25-40

  • What is Politics For? Inequality, Representation, and Needs Satisfaction Under Clientelism and Democracy

    Shefner, Jon

    Pages 41-59

  • Democratic Processes, Patronage Politics, and Contentious Collective Action in El Alto, Bolivia

    Lapegna, Pablo (et al.)

    Pages 63-80

  • Clientelism, Democracy, and Violence in Rio de Janeiro

    Gay, Robert

    Pages 81-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics
Editors
  • T. Hilgers
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27599-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137275998
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27598-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44647-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 258
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