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Johan Sandberg

Associate professor

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Politicisation of Conditional Cash Transfers: The Case of Guatemala

Author

  • Johan Sandberg
  • Tally Engel

Summary, in English

This article complements existing studies on the incumbency effects of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) by analysing the principal mechanisms by which Mi Familia Progresa (MIFAPRO) in Guatemala became increasingly politicised through clientelistic vote buying and threats of programme expulsion in case of non-electoral support. It finds that MIFAPRO constitutes an emblematic case with mixed effects that are particularly relevant in the diffusion of CCTs to other developing countries.

Department/s

  • Sociology

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

503-522

Publication/Series

Development Policy Review

Volume

33

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley

Topic

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • Guatemala
  • social assistance
  • politicisation
  • conditional cash transfers
  • Mi Familia Progresa

Status

Published

Research group

  • Välfärd, Socialförsäkring och Arbetsliv

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0950-6764