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State-Sponsored Activism
Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Democratic Brazil

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  • Date Published: April 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108470889

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  • In State-Sponsored Activism, Rich explores AIDS policy in Brazil as a lens to offer new insight into state-society relations in democratic and post-neoliberal Latin America. In contrast to the dominant view that these dual transitions produced an atomized civil society and an impenetrable technocratic state, Rich finds a new model of interest politics, driven by previously marginalized state and societal actors. Through a rich examination of the Brazilian AIDS movement, one of the most influential movements in twenty-first century Latin America, this book traces the construction of a powerful new advocacy coalition between activist bureaucrats and bureaucratized activists. In so doing, State-Sponsored Activism illustrates a model whereby corporatism - active government involvement in civic mobilization - has persisted in contemporary Latin America, with important implications for representation and policymaking.

    • Proposes a new model of state-society relations
    • Shows how NGOs help to sustain policy successes through hidden forms of political advocacy
    • Provides the most complete history to date of Brazil's AIDS movement
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    ‘Jessica Rich breaks new ground in the study of the conditions under which social movements can endure and work with state institutions to advance their policy goals. Her study of the interaction between AIDS activists and bureaucrats in Brazil challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the political impact of social movements and their relations to the state. This is a rare book that promises to change the way scholars think about state-civil society relations and the politics of social policy reform.' Kenneth M. Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University, New York

    ‘This book sets a new agenda for scholars of social movements, interest representation, policy-making, and public health​. Contrary to popular notion that corporatism is a relic of the past, Jessica Ri​​ch argues that state actors in the twenty-first century remain deeply involved in shaping and subsidizing groups in civil society. Her innovative contribution to theories of state-society relations is embedded in a revealing analysis of Brazil's stunning policy success - addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.' David Collier, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108470889
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. A new approach to studying civil society
    2. Grievances, resources, and opportunities: the initial success of Brazil's AIDS movement
    3. Transformations in the state
    4. Expanding the movement from above
    5. Expanding the movement from below
    6. A new model of social-movement mobilization
    7. Re-examining state-society relations in the twenty-first century.

  • Author

    Jessica A. J. Rich, Marquette University, Wisconsin
    Jessica Rich is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University, Wisconsin. She has also held positions as a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and as a postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research.

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