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The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America's Post-Adjustment Era

Kenneth M. Roberts

in Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701804
eISBN:
9780191771538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701804.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Declining social and economic inequalities since the late 1990s coincided with several basic shifts in Latin America’s political landscape, including an electoral turn to the left and a revival of ... More


Geographies of Violence Women and Conflict in Ghana

Valerie Preston and Madeleine Wong

in Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230729
eISBN:
9780520937055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230729.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter addresses the association of the legacy of British colonialism and structural adjustment policies to recent militarized conflict in Ghana. It explores the cases of the enslavement and ... More


Introduction: The Rise and Impact of National and Transnational Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America: Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033327
eISBN:
9780813038391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the rural social movements that have arisen in Latin America. This rise is generally associated with the debt-induced economic crisis of the 1980s and the impact of structural ... More


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