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Can Latin American Production Regimes Complement Universalistic Welfare Regimes? Implications from the Costa Rican Case
Much of the literature on political economy expects complementarities between (universal) welfare regimes and production regimes. This article draws from Costa Rica's showcase of human development and universalistic social ...
Latin American capitalism: economic and social policy in transition
During the last theree decades, and contrary to expectations, Latin Americas economis performace has been poor nad many of its structural weaknesses have deepened. Despite the recent eport commodity boom, the regions average ...
Filling the missing link between universalism and democracy: the case of Costa Rica
This article explores a missing link in the recent literature on the formation of social policies: that between democracy and universalism, one desirable yet elusive feature of these policies. We base our argument on a ...