Democratic Governance and the 'New Left' Bulletins

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Las políticas sociales de la nueva (vieja) izquierda uruguaya

Rossana Castiglioni
This publication explores the social policies of President Tabaré Vázquez' leftist Frente Amplio-Nueva Mayoría administration. This bulletin specifically examines measures on tax reform, welfare, national healthcare, wage boards, and education.

Poverty, Inequality and the New Left in Latin America

Nora Lustig
This is a research paper commissioned for the conference, by Argentine economist Nora Lustig, who provides an overview of trends in poverty and inequality throughout Latin America, comparing left and non-left governments, as well as left governments and their non-leftist predecessors in their own countries.

Desigualdad y pobreza bajo las nuevas izquierdas en América Latina

Nora Lustig
This research paper, commissioned for the conference, provides an overview of trends in poverty and inequality throughout Latin America, comparing left and non-left governments, as well as left governments and their non-leftist predecessors in their own countries.

Are Latin America's New Left Regimes Reducing Inequality Faster? Addendum to Poverty, Inequality and the New Left

Nora Lustig and Darryl McLeod
This is an addendum to a paper commissioned for a conference, by economist Nora Lustig, who reviews trends in poverty and inequality throughout Latin America, comparing left and non-left governments, as well as left governments and their non-leftist predecessors.

Pobreza, desigualdad y la "nueva izquierda" en América Latina

Cynthia J. Arnson, José Jara, and Natalia Escobar
This is a report of a conference held in Santiago, Chile. The December 2008 conference, "Pobreza, desigualdad, y la 'nueva izquierda' en America Latina," included participants from eight countries who explored trends in poverty and inequality under social democratic and populist left governments.

Understanding Populism and Political Participation: The Case of Nicaragua

Carlos F. Chamorro, Edmundo Jarquín, and Alejandro Bendaña
The Latin American Program convened the seminar "Understanding Populism and Political Participation" to examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. This bulletin contains the observations of three distinguished analysts of Nicaraguan politics.

Understanding Populism and Political Participation: The Case of Venezuela

Luis Vicente León and David Smilde
Commissioned as part of the Latin American Program's Project on Democratic Governance and the 'New Left' in Latin America, these papers examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Venezuela in the context of debates over participatory versus representative democracy.

Repoliticizing Latin America: The Revival of Populist and Leftist Alternatives

Kenneth M. Roberts
This essay explores the dual "fault lines" in Latin American democracy that have contributed to the rise of new popular and leftist movements.

Bolivia: Social Movements, Populism, and Democracy

Brooke Larson, Raúl Madrid, René A. Mayorga, and Jessica Varat
Bolivia has become a focal point of the academic discourse on the ‘New Left' in Latin America and this report aims to explore the dynamic between social movements as governing bodies, the populist rhetoric of Evo Morales' administration, and the implications for Bolivian democracy.

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