Australian Centre for Federalism - Books

The Centre will provide updates on books about federalism and multi-governance experience both in Australia and from other countries, written by distinguished academic visitors to the School of Politics and International Relations. These books will provide new comparative perspectives on what outside scholars find interesting and problematic about federalism here and beyond. The idea is to look beyond Australia, or, to consider Australia in comparative perspective in order to find new questions and renew debate.

Avoiding Governors: Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina

With the goal of showing the effect of domestic factors on the performance of poverty alleviation strategies in Latin America, Tracy Beck Fenwick explores the origins and rise of conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) in the region, and then traces the politics and evolution of specific programs in Brazil and Argentina. Utilizing extensive field research and empirical analysis, Fenwick analyzes how federalism affects the ability of a national... Read more

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