Social Policy for Institutional Change: Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru, in The World Politics of Social Investment: Volume II
The World Politics of Social Investment: Political Dynamics of Reform is the second of two volumes of the World Politics of Social Investment (WOPSI) project, which systematically maps and explains different welfare reform strategies in democratic countries around the world. This volume traces the development of social investment reforms across the regions of Nordic, Continental, and Southern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, North and Latin America, and North East Asia. The chapters in this volume study the impact of different structural drivers for social investment (e.g., demographic, poverty, demand for skill, or lack of an available workforce), the salience of social investment in the public debates, and the different political coalitions that led to or prevented the adoption of social investment strategies. The chapters are written by leading social policy scholars from different world regions. They all apply a joint theoretical framework (developed in the first of the two volumes) to explain the politics of social investment in a range of contexts and policy fields. Jointly with the first volume, the WOPSI project offers the first worldwide analysis of social investment reforms around the globe.READ MORE
Urban development in the Global South
This chapter analyses the dynamics of diverse urbanisation processes in the South in the context of the global economy based on a new international division of labour and new forms of governance. It takes into account the diverse but relevant development and critical theories, the macroeconomic and social policies implemented by successive governments, the political regimes and changing forms of the state in terms of how open they are to urban popular movements and their claims. It explores the networks of a growing civil society of non-governmental organisations, an uncivil society, and the role played by multilateral agencies and their policies aimed at the urban poor. Finally, following the insights of critical theories, it highlights how the urban poor struggle over, contest, and claim urban citizenship through ordinary and everyday acts of belonging in cities. Special attention is given to three key issues: (i) urban production in terms of capital and labour; (ii) urban development in terms of the dynamics involved in reproducing the workforce and the social conditions of these dynamics—coloniality, social exclusion, inequality, and poverty; and (iii) forms of urban governance, politics, and agency.READ MORE
Espace public, recomposition des gauches et syndicalisme. Éléments de comparaison Argentine - Brésil.
Espace public, recomposition des gauches et syndicalisme. Éléments de comparaison Argentine - Brésil. Les espaces publics, la démocratie et les gauches en Amérique latine, 2019READ MORE
Pedagogías decoloniales desde Abya Yala: desarrollo de teorías feministas a partir de lo vivido
The chapter aims to present the potential of individual and collective experiences for the joint construction of knowledge and the development of decolonial feminist pedagogies.DOWNLOAD