Latin American Political Economy: Democracy and Political Decentralization


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Latin American Political Economy: Democracy and Political Decentralization
Latin American Political Economy: Democracy and political decentralization have not led to a significant reduction in inequality within in Latin America because of a refusal to fund and institutionalize decentralization – with a special focus on Bolivia
The ensuing several pages touch upon how the growth of democracy and political decentralization in Latin America has (for the most part) not led to a significant, meaningful reduction in poverty levels within Latin America. Although some poverty reduction has mercifully occurred – at least in the sense of a growing middle class – the grim reality is that inequality in this part of the world remains amongst the...
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