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Author Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca, 1979-
Title Curbing clientelism in Argentina : politics, poverty, and social policy / Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Brown University.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Author Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca, 1979-
Subject Patronage, Political -- Argentina.
Patron and client -- Argentina.
Political corruption -- Argentina.
Political culture -- Argentina.
Local government -- Corrupt practices -- Argentina.
Poverty -- Government policy -- Argentina.
Argentina -- Social policy.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Summary "In many young democracies, local politics remain a bastion of nondemocratic practices, from corruption to clientelism to abuse of power. In a context where these practices are widespread, will local politicians ever voluntarily abandon them? Focusing on the practice of clientelism in social policy in Argentina, this book argues that only the combination of a growing middle class and intense political competition leads local politicians to opt out of clientelism. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, an original public opinion survey, and cross-municipal data in Argentina, this book illustrates how clientelism works and documents the electoral gains and costs of the practice. In doing so, it points to a possible subnational path towards greater accountability within democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Accountability, democracy, and the study of clientelism -- 2. Making clientelism work: politician behavior and voter beliefs -- 3. Curbing clientelism: why some politicians opt out -- 4. Clientelism, social policy, and measurement -- 5. Clientelism across municipalities in Argentina's National Food Security Program -- 6. Survey and experimental evidence for the costs of clientelism -- 7. Moving towards accountability? : comparative perspectives and policy implications.
ISBN 9781316076163 (ebook)
1316076164 (ebook)
9781316073797 (electronic bk.)
1316073793 (electronic bk.)
9781139683579 (electronic bk.)
1139683578 (electronic bk.)
9781107073623 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 40024203177
OCLC # 891589908
Additional Format Print version: Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca, 1979- Curbing clientelism in Argentina 9781107073623 (DLC) 2014008093 (OCoLC)871219735

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