publication . Article . 2009

The state in Latin America

Miguel Ángel Centeno;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 May 2009 Journal: Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals (issn: 1133-6595, eissn: 2013-035X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)
How capable is the Latin American state? This article analyses tax, civil service, and electoral data as well as performance measurements in the areas of public safety, rule of law, economic regulation and social services, to compare the region with other parts of the world and to define intra-regional differentiation. Generally speaking, the Latin American state is not very strong or effective, but the states of Chile and Brazil are perhaps the best in the region.
free text keywords: state, Latin America, rule of law, infrastructure, taxes, Political science, J
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