Out of the shadows: political action and the informal economy in Latin America

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Since the beginning of scholarly writing about the informal economy in the mid-1970s, the debate has evolved from addressing survival strategies of the poor to considering the implications for national development and the global economy. Simultaneously, research on informal politics has ranged from neighborhood clientelism to contentious social movements basing their claims on a variety of social identities in their quest for social justice.

Despite related empirical and theoretical concerns, these research traditions have seldom engaged in dialogue with one another.Out of the Shadows brings leading scholars of the informal economy and informal politics together to address how globalization has influenced local efforts to resolve political and economic needs—and how these seemingly separate issues are indeed deeply related.

In addition to the editors, contributors are Javier Auyero, Miguel Angel Centeno, Sylvia Chant, Robert Gay, Mercedes González de la Rocha, José Itzigsohn, Alejandro Portes, and Juan Manuel Ramírez Sáiz.

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table_of_contents Introduction / Patricia Fernández-Kelly -- The informal economy in the shadow of the state / Miguel Angel Centeno and Alejandro Portes -- Risk and regulation in informal and illegal markets / John C. Cross and Sergio Peña -- Neoliberalism, markets, and informal grassroots economies / José Itzigsohn -- Vanishing assets: cumulative disadvantages among the urban poor / Mercedes González de la Rocha -- Female household headship, privation and power: challenging the "feminization of poverty" thesis / Sylvia Chant -- Protest in contemporary Argentina: a contentious repertoire in the making / Javier Auyero -- The even more difficult transition from clientelism to citizenship: lessons from Brazil / Robert Gay -- Informal politics in the Mexican democratic transition: the case of the people's urban movement / Juan Manuel Ramírez Sáiz -- "Do you think democracy is a magical thing?" From basic needs to democratization in informal politics / Jon Shefner.
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title Out of the shadows political action and the informal economy in Latin America
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title_full Out of the shadows [electronic resource] : political action and the informal economy in Latin America / edited by Patricia Fernández-Kelly and Jon Shefner
title_short Out of the shadows
title_sort out of the shadows political action and the informal economy in latin america
title_sub political action and the informal economy in Latin America