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Social policy responses of the Chilean state to the earthquake and tsunami of 2010

Sehnbruch, Kirsten, Agloni, Nurjk, Imilan, Walter and Sanhueza, Claudia (2017) Social policy responses of the Chilean state to the earthquake and tsunami of 2010. Latin American Perspectives, 44 (4). 24 - 40. ISSN 0094-582X

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0094582X16648955

Abstract

Decades of neoliberal policy have left Chile with a skeletal state that administers social policy through targeting and outsourcing in public-private partnerships that lack coordination. The reconstruction after the 2010 earthquake and tsunami responded to the emergency largely according to these same principles. While official reports on the reconstruction effort show a state that is complying with its goals, evidence from fieldwork in the city of Constitución illustrates that this method is highly inadequate in the context of a natural disaster. Chile should establish a social policy structure for natural disasters that allows for a rapid response to a social emergency based on universal or near-universal allocation criteria.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/lap
Additional Information: © 2016 Latin American Perspectives
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 17:18
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 07:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102889

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