Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Guest Lecture: "State–Society Cooperation in Health Care for Indigenous Women"

Fri, November 15, 2019 | BAT 5.108

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Department of Government Comparative Speaker Series presents a talk by Tulia Falleti, University of Pennsylvania.

Abstract: Cooperation between state and civil society in the delivery of public services raises a host of questions that go from cooptation of civil society to efficiencies in the delivery of public services. Moreover, when this cooperation focuses on vulnerable and historically marginalized populations, ethical concerns about their proper treatment emerge as well. The presentation tackles these thorny issues by analyzing recent collaboration experiences among the states of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay and two Argentine NGOs in health care for indigenous women in the Great Chaco region

Bio: Tulia Falleti (PhD Political Science, Northwestern University, 2003; BA Sociology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994) is the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Falleti is the author of Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which earned the Donna Lee Van Cott Award to the best book on political institutions by the Latin American Studies Association; and, with Santiago Cunial, of Participation in Social Policy (forthcoming, Elements in the Politics of Development, Cambridge University Press). She is co-editor, with Orfeo Fioretos and Adam Sheingate, of The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2016), and with Emilio Parrado of Latin America Since the Left Turn (University of Pennsylvania, 2018), among other co-edited volumes. Her articles on decentralization, federalism, authoritarianism, participation, and qualitative methods have appeared in edited volumes and journals such as the American Political Science ReviewComparative Political StudiesPubliusQualitative SociologyStudies in Comparative International Development, and World Politics among others. She is working on a comparative research project on the articulation of indigenous peoples’ demands regarding territorial claims, and rights to prior consultation, living well, and plurinationality; and collaborating with two non governmental health organizations to assess the effectiveness of mobile health care for pregnant women in remote rural areas.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact gov-recp@austin.utexas.edu

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