A collection of essays examining the intersection between water conservation and women’s roles in a variety of Latin American settings—rural and urban, across a range of countries.
S. Laurel Weldon provides a comparative study of governmental response to the problem of violence against women in thirty-six democracies. In addition to examining the causes and consequences of the inadeqate public policies dealing with violence against women, she offers practical suggestions about how to improve them.
Offers an unparalleled longitudinal view of how the urban poor of Lima viewed themselves and organized to acquire basic goods and services. Grounding research on theoretical notions from Albert Hirschman and an analytical framework from Verba and Nie, Dietz produces findings that hold great interest for comparativists and students of political behavior in general.
A study of symbolic reforms in France that address (or don’t address) equal employment policy for women.
In The Politics of Water, Vivienne Bennett uses the water crisis that occurred in Monterrey, Mexico, during the 1970s and 1980s to examine national, state, and local politics in Mexico.
Fourteen essays examine, through a public policy focus, the 1978 civil service reform and its aftermath.
Combining philosophy with practical politics, an expanding area of policy studies applies moral precepts, critical principles, and conventional values to collective decisions. This evolving new approach to policy analysis asserts that the same variety of ethical principles available to the individual are also available to make collective decisions in the public interest and should be used.
Scarpaci views the financial and cultural impediments imposed by the Pinochet HMO medical system that compromised and effectively limited health care accessibility for much of Chile’s adult population.