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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Patricia Fern¿ndez-Kelly 1 The Informal Economy in the Shadow of the State Miguel Angel Centeno and Alejandro Portes 2 Risk and Regulation in Informal and Illegal Markets John C. Cross and Sergio Pe¿a 3 Neoliberalism, Markets, and Informal Grassroots Economies Jos¿ Itzigsohn 4 Vanishing Assets: Cumulative Disadvantages Among the Urban Poor Mercedes Gonz¿lez de la Rocha 5 Female Household Headship, Privation and Power: Challenging the "Feminization of Poverty" Thesis Sylvia Chant 6 Protest in Contemporary Argentina: A Contentious Repertoire in the Making Javier Auyero 7 The Even More Difficult Transition from Clientelism to Citizenship: Lessons from Brazil Robert Gay 8 Informal Politics in the Mexican Democratic Transition: The Case of the People_s Urban Movement Juan Manuel Ram¿rez S¿is 9 "Do You Think Democracy Is a Magical Thing?"_From Basic Needs to Democratization in Informal Politics Jon Shefner References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Informal sector (Economics) -- Latin America.
Small business -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-.
Civil society -- Latin America.