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Titolo:
SWALLOWING THE BITTER PILL - SOURCES OF POPULAR SUPPORT FOR NEOLIBERAL REFORM IN LATIN-AMERICA
Autore:
WEYLAND K;
Indirizzi:
VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN 37240
Titolo Testata:
Comparative political studies
fascicolo: 5, volume: 31, anno: 1998,
pagine: 539 - 568
SICI:
0010-4140(1998)31:5<539:STBP-S>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PROSPECT-THEORY; ARGENTINE ELECTIONS; LESSONS; ADJUSTMENT; SOLIDARITY; VENEZUELA; DEMOCRACY; POLICIES; DECISION; MEXICO;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
114
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Citazione:
K. Weyland, "SWALLOWING THE BITTER PILL - SOURCES OF POPULAR SUPPORT FOR NEOLIBERAL REFORM IN LATIN-AMERICA", Comparative political studies, 31(5), 1998, pp. 539-568

Abstract

What accounts for the surprisingly widespread popular approval that painful neoliberal reforms elicited in several Latin American countries? This article compares the explanatory power of two rival hypotheses,which draw on conventional rational choice and psychological decisiontheory. The compensation hypothesis claims that governments can engineer support for costly reforms by compensating the losers through targeted social benefits. The rescue hypothesis questions this claim and maintains that draconian adjustment only finds support if it promises to revert a deep crisis and avert further losses. Data from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela suggest that the rescue hypothesis accounts much better for the initial endorsement of neoliberal shock programs immediately after their enactment. When these shock programs bring about economic stabilization and recovery, targeted social benefits help consolidate support for neoliberalism, which a statistical analysis of the impact of social spending on voting in Argentina's and Peru's presidential elections of 1995 reveals.

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