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Hugo Chávez's Anti-Poverty Legacy: A Complicated Case
This paper aims to assess the positive and negative legacies of Chávez’s anti-poverty policies and their future in a nation on the brink of resource exhaustion and political deterioration. It will first provide a review ...
Analyzing the Underclass: American Values, Normative Functions, and Implications for Research and Policy
Values, norms, morals, and ideologies impact nearly every aspect of American life. Importantly, the established, hegemonic principles that actively shape our perceptions of the world around us also inform our actions and ...
“Misiones”: Social Programs of the Bolivarian Revolutionary Government of Venezuela as a development model for alleviating poverty
Hugo Chavez’s social programs, including education, land reform, and other projects more commonly referred to as “misiones”, are some of the most progressive aspects of his government. . . . Not only do the misiones provide ...
Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients -- An Examination of Policies and their Implications
Currently, there is a popular sentiment that many people are gaming the welfare system. States are attempting to find out which people who receive welfare are “abusing the system” and remove them from the programs. A popular ...