Latin American Development and Public Policy

  • Stuart S. Nagel

Part of the Policy Studies Organization Series book series (PSOS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Economic Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ernesto Aragón, Claudia Dorado, Javier Benavente, Verónica Marcelino, María Teresa Piñero de Ruiz
      Pages 3-19
  3. Social Policy

  4. Technology and Environmental Policy

  5. Political Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro
      Pages 237-253
  6. Constitutional Policy

  7. Public Policy Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 313-317

About this book


This book analyzes various important aspects of methodology and substance regarding economic, social, and political policy in Latin America directed toward achieving more effective, efficient, and equitable societal institutions. The chapters are authored by experts from within Latin America and also from Latin America research institutes elsewhere. The book combines practical policy significance with insightful causal and prescriptive generalizations. The emphasis is on the role of governmental decision-making and the important (but secondary) role of the marketplace, social groups, and engineering.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart S. Nagel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

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