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From free market to social policies? Mapping regulatory cooperation in education and health in MERCOSUR

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dc.contributor.author Bianculli, Andrea C.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-11T09:54:47Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-11T09:54:47Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Bianculli AC. From free market to social policies? Mapping regulatory cooperation in education and health in MERCOSUR. Global Social Policy. 2018 Dec;18(3):249-66. DOI: 10.1177/1468018118780085
dc.identifier.issn 1468-0181
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/46727
dc.description.abstract Regional cooperation has been an enduring feature of Latin American politics for more than half a century. With the turn of the century, regional organizations moved beyond traditional free trade issues to embrace cooperation in broader social policy areas. A recent literature relates this change to the left turn in the region, especially in South America. Yet, in practice, relevant differences persist in terms of how social policy is regulated at the regional level. This article looks precisely into this variation. In essence, it studies regulatory cooperation in the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and thus offers a comparative assessment of the institutions and policy instruments devised in two social areas: education and health. Using an original dataset on the documents passed by MERCOSUR between 1991 and 2016, the findings provide evidence that the definition of the policy problem matters as this affects the institutional mechanisms and the policy instruments and strategies devised to address them. In this context, different policy problem definitions seem to account for two distinct emerging patterns of social regulatory cooperation in the Southern Cone.
dc.description.sponsorship This research is funded through the project ‘Regional Social Regulation in Latin America: A New Agenda for Development? Prospects and Challenges (SociAL-Reg)’ (CSO2015-66411 -P) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Global Social Policy. 2018 Dec;18(3):249-66
dc.rights Andrea C. Bianculli, From free market to social policies? Mapping regulatory cooperation in education and health in MERCOSUR, Global Social Policy (Volume: 18 issue: 3) pp. 249-266. Copyright © 2018 SAGE Publications. DOI: 10.1177/1468018118780085.
dc.title From free market to social policies? Mapping regulatory cooperation in education and health in MERCOSUR
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468018118780085
dc.subject.keyword Education
dc.subject.keyword Health
dc.subject.keyword Latin America
dc.subject.keyword MERCOSUR
dc.subject.keyword Regional cooperation
dc.subject.keyword Social policy and regulation
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/CSO2015-66411-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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