Yet some countries in the region — such as Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Paraguay or, indeed, Haiti if we include the Caribbean region — remain very poor and can only really be regarded as developing. Second, the emphasis on learning from Latin America is welcome. Latin America then remains a key site of hegemonic struggle between neoliberalism and contesting development models. Each article to some degree illustrates the enormous contribution which Latin American intellectuals have made to development practice.
These are among the findings of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted in 34 countries among 38, respondents from March 17 to June 5, In 19 of these nations, crime is either tied for or holds the top spot among the nine problems tested.
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Concern is greatest in Africa and Latin America. Pollution is one of the top problems cited in Latin America, and six-in-ten Middle Easterners rank water pollution as a very big concern.
Electricity shortages and traffic are at the bottom of the list of problems tested. However, electricity shortfalls are a greater problem for Africans compared with other regions.
African nations tend to lag behind other regions in power generation. Crime, Corruption, Schools There has been an overall increase in concern about the problems of crime, corrupt officials and poor quality schools in the emerging and developing nations surveyed in and An almost identical change has occurred for the problem of corruption.
Now, about half say this. Many African countries are increasingly worried about crime, as are publics in Mexico and Argentina. All have seen double digit increases in concern about crime since But in Eastern Europe, concern about crime has fallen dramatically sinceand especially since Similar drops have occurred in Ukraine and Russia in the last 12 years.
Worries about corruption are also increasing in many countries, particularly in Africa. In China, where many say bribery is important for getting ahead in lifethere has been a 15 percentage point increase in worries about corrupt officials since the question was first asked in And in Turkey, another country recently racked by corruption scandalsconcern has jumped 25 percentage points since There also has been a rise in worries in Malaysia, Chile which recently saw large-scale protests by students pushing for education reformthe Palestinian territories, Mexico and China.
Military and Media Get Good Ratings; Views of Court System Mixed Across the emerging and developing countries surveyed, people rate the military as the most positive national institution.
Asians are the most supportive of their military, but publics in Africa the Middle East and Latin America all say the armed forces are a good influence on their country.
In 14 nations, the military receives the highest ratings among all the institutions and groups tested. However, people in a few Latin American countries, where military coups were once a common occurrence, are more skeptical of the armed forces.
Militaries have seen their reputations remain relatively stable in countries that were surveyed in both and There are big rating boosts for the military in Uganda, Pakistan and Russia. Media, such as television, radio, newspapers and magazines, also gets positive ratings from respondents.
Seven-in-ten across the countries surveyed say the media is a good influence, while only about a quarter disagree. This includes the highest rankings among all institutions tested in Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.
Middle Easterners are slightly less enamored of the media. Views of the media across countries surveyed have been relatively stable. However, significant drops have occurred in Ukraine, Mexico and Poland since This includes nine-in-ten or more in Tanzania, Senegal and Uganda.
However, in the Middle East, leaders of faith receive some of their lowest ratings in the survey. These figures represent a sharp decline in views of religious leaders since in the Middle East.
In the Middle East, leaders of faith receive some of their lowest ratings in the survey.
Banks and other major financial institutions, as well as corporations, receive positive marks in most countries. Asian and African publics are most keen on these institutions.
Ratings for national governments vary greatly by country and region. National governments are more appreciated in Asia and Africa, but fewer in the Middle East and Latin America say the same.
The lowest ratings for governments comes from publics in Poland, Argentina and Egypt. Across all the 18 countries surveyed in both andmedian ratings for the national government have changed little in the last seven years.Don’t look now, but rivals from developing countries are about to give you a run for your money.
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The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association or Asociación de Economía de América Latina y el Caribe (LACEA) is an international association of economists with common research interests in Latin America.
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