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The Political Game in Latin America: How Are Public Policies Determined?


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CODE: IDB-BK-102
AUTHOR(s): Scartascini, Carlos Spiller, Pablo Stein, Ernesto H. Tommasi, Mariano
PUBLISHED: January 2011
LANGUAGE: Spanish
RELATED TOPICS: Government and Democracy
DOWNLOAD FILE IN: Spanish
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Abstract:

What determines the capacity of countries to design, approve and implement effective public policies? To address this question, this book builds on the results of case studies of political institutions, policymaking processes, and policy outcomes in eight Latin American countries. The result is a volume that benefits from both micro detail on the intricacies of policymaking in individual countries and a broad cross-country interdisciplinary analysis of policymaking processes in the region.

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