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The Resource Forbearance as redistribution : the politics of informal welfare in Latin America, Alisha C. Holland

Forbearance as redistribution : the politics of informal welfare in Latin America, Alisha C. Holland

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Forbearance as redistribution : the politics of informal welfare in Latin America
Title
Forbearance as redistribution
Title remainder
the politics of informal welfare in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Alisha C. Holland
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do governments tolerate the violation of their own laws and regulations? Conventional wisdom is that governments cannot enforce their laws. Forbearance as Redistribution challenges the standard interpretation by showing that politicians choose not to enforce laws to distribute resources and win elections. Alisha Holland demonstrates that this forbearance towards activities such as squatting and street vending is a powerful strategy for attracting the electoral support of poor voters. In many developing countries, state social programs are small or poorly targeted and thus do not offer politicians an effective means to mobilize the poor. In contrast, forbearance constitutes an informal welfare policy around which Holland argues much of urban politics turns. While forbearance offers social support to those failed by their governments, it also perpetuates the same exclusionary welfare policies from which it grows
Member of
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Holland, Alisha,
Dewey number
361.6/5098
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics, Practical
  • Public officers
  • Public welfare
  • Distributive justice
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
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Forbearance as redistribution : the politics of informal welfare in Latin America, Alisha C. Holland
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Aug 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. An electoral theory of forbearance; 2. Who votes for forbearance; 3. What enables forbearance: inadequate social policy and squatting; 4. When politicians choose forbearance: core constituencies and street vending; 5. Where forbearance occurs: the role of electoral institutions; 6; Why forbearance continues: path dependencies in the informal welfare state; 7. How forbearance ends: lessons from Turkey
Control code
CR9781316795613
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 380 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316795613
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316795613
Label
Forbearance as redistribution : the politics of informal welfare in Latin America, Alisha C. Holland
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Aug 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. An electoral theory of forbearance; 2. Who votes for forbearance; 3. What enables forbearance: inadequate social policy and squatting; 4. When politicians choose forbearance: core constituencies and street vending; 5. Where forbearance occurs: the role of electoral institutions; 6; Why forbearance continues: path dependencies in the informal welfare state; 7. How forbearance ends: lessons from Turkey
Control code
CR9781316795613
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 380 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316795613
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316795613

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