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The Brazilian experience: democracy, at its fullest, saves lives

Touchton, Michael, Borges Sugiyama, Natasha and Wampler, Brian (2017) The Brazilian experience: democracy, at its fullest, saves lives. Democratic Audit UK (19 May 2017). Website.

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Brazil is a deeply unequal democracy which enjoyed an economic boom in the 2000s – and is now suffering from a recession and the threat of austerity cuts. Michael Touchton, Natasha Borges Sugiyama and Brian Wampler analysed the factors that led to falls in infant mortality. They found that while competitive local elections were important, they alone were not enough. Citizen participation in how services are run, social welfare programmes and well-run local government mattered more.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 21:02

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