LAII Lecture Series: James McGuire - Politics, Gender, and Health: Insight from Argentina's Provinces
||12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
||Latin American & Iberian Institute Conference Room
||Join us for a presentation in which Dr. James W. McGuire will discuss the intersection of politics, gender, and health in Argentina’s provinces. The association between women’s legislative representation and health outcomes is of long-standing interest in comparative politics. In Argentina, provincial governments administer most health care delivery, schooling, water provision, sanitation, and other services that affect health care utilization and population health status. The obtained associations between women’s legislative representation and health outcomes are remarkable in view of the length and complexity of the causal chain linking women’s legislative representation to health status.
James W. McGuire is Professor and Chair in the Department of Government at Wesleyan University. He specializes in the comparative politics of developing countries, with a particular focus on democracy, social welfare policies, and public health. He is the author of Peronism without Perón: Unions, Parties, and Democracy in Argentina (Stanford University Press, 1997) and of Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which won the 2011 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. McGuire is a recipient of Wesleyan's Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
||This is a free event open to the public. For reference, please see the event flyer.For other events focused on similar themes, see the speaker series flyer for Emerging Politics of Latin America.