Neoliberal Reforms, Government Restructuring, and Changes in Social Housing Provision in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

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Title:
Neoliberal Reforms, Government Restructuring, and Changes in Social Housing Provision in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Author:
Lewis, Vania Feitosa
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Across the world traditional forms of urban management are affected by economic restructuring and neoliberalization processes. These processes alter the government role in the provision of social services, give rise to multi-sector partnerships for social service provision by public, private and non-profit actors, and stimulate the creation of alternative approaches to social service provision. In this dissertation I discuss the impact of these changes on social housing provision in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. I provide a historically-grounded account of political-economic restructuring in Brazil that has emerged through neoliberalization, document how these policy shifts affect social service responsibilities and the fiscal capacities of local and state governments, and show how these transformations increased social housing needs but at the same time decreased overall capacity to deliver housing to the very poor. I also discuss the new proposals that attempt to replace the state’s withdrawal from several types of social service provision. Specifically I study partnerships among the public sector, private sector, and civil society, describe the emergence, structure, and functions of these partnerships in Brazil, and implicitly compare how these partnership approaches are used in northern nations such as the United States and United Kingdom. Finally, I look inside social housing organizations to examine alternative housing strategies that have emerged, and highlight the problems with these alternative strategies and suggest reasons for their failings. The arguments of this dissertation are developed from ethnographic research conducted in the Ribeirão Preto region of Brazil.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Latin America; Neoliberalism; Social Housing; Urban Geography
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Geography; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Mitchneck, Beth; Elwood, Sarah
Committee Chair:
Mitchneck, Beth

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNeoliberal Reforms, Government Restructuring, and Changes in Social Housing Provision in Ribeirao Preto, Brazilen_US
dc.creatorLewis, Vania Feitosaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Vania Feitosaen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAcross the world traditional forms of urban management are affected by economic restructuring and neoliberalization processes. These processes alter the government role in the provision of social services, give rise to multi-sector partnerships for social service provision by public, private and non-profit actors, and stimulate the creation of alternative approaches to social service provision. In this dissertation I discuss the impact of these changes on social housing provision in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. I provide a historically-grounded account of political-economic restructuring in Brazil that has emerged through neoliberalization, document how these policy shifts affect social service responsibilities and the fiscal capacities of local and state governments, and show how these transformations increased social housing needs but at the same time decreased overall capacity to deliver housing to the very poor. I also discuss the new proposals that attempt to replace the state’s withdrawal from several types of social service provision. Specifically I study partnerships among the public sector, private sector, and civil society, describe the emergence, structure, and functions of these partnerships in Brazil, and implicitly compare how these partnership approaches are used in northern nations such as the United States and United Kingdom. Finally, I look inside social housing organizations to examine alternative housing strategies that have emerged, and highlight the problems with these alternative strategies and suggest reasons for their failings. The arguments of this dissertation are developed from ethnographic research conducted in the Ribeirão Preto region of Brazil.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectLatin Americaen_US
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen_US
dc.subjectSocial Housingen_US
dc.subjectUrban Geographyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMitchneck, Bethen_US
dc.contributor.advisorElwood, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.chairMitchneck, Bethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMitchneck, Bethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberElwood, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarston, Sallieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPoster, Corkyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHuntoon, Lauraen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11294en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261138en_US
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