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Dealing with Poverty: Change and Continuity in Argentine Social Policies
Unformatted Document Text:  discourse of the MDS, this distribution of resources suggests that social economy and local development is not really a high priority in the current government’s agenda. But this is not the most important limit to social policy change. Instead, we should explore the great persistence and expansion of assistance-based policies by exploring the limits that socio-economic policies in the social margins face in this stage of their implementation. These limits come from, at least, two domains: above and below. Or to be more precise, they come from the inherited historical interrelation between these two domains. a) Limits from “above” One of the main limits to the socio-economic turn comes from inherited features of state structures. Although they are intertwined, we can differentiate problems in the techno- bureaucratic, political, territorial and cultural dimensions. First, many members of the MO emphasize the operative problems to implement a plan like the MO within current bureaucratic procedures and circuits. Changing criteria, overlapping circuits of technical and financial authority over the evaluation-making process of MO enterprises, and complexity of forms and data requirements hamper the accuracy of the evaluation process and the efficacy of the policy. Clearly, the organizational and bureaucratic requirements of socio- productive policies are different and more complex than the ones required by assistance-based policies. While this different ordering of activities between bureaucracy and socio-economic intervention affects all types of organizational action, in this case the conflict increases its effects. Usually, a bureaucratic delay does not only postpone the development of an economic activity, but rather heavily jeopardizes it. New perspectives introduce a kind of alienation and fragmentation of organizational “common senses”, especially in relation to the administrative areas of the MDS. The work that has to be done in order to adjust these different common senses is experienced as highly demanding and frustrating, starting out from scratch on a daily basis. As one of the members of the MO says: “The worst thing is the bureaucracy, a file could take like 3 month to be ready, and I pissed because I know that there are people waiting and the file is rotting in an office, so you have to start calling, and they give you the file back because of something stupid…or you have to fight with other divisions that

Authors: Perelmiter, Luisina.
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discourse of the MDS, this distribution of resources suggests that social economy and local
development is not really a high priority in the current government’s agenda. But this is not the
most important limit to social policy change. Instead, we should explore the great persistence
and expansion of assistance-based policies by exploring the limits that socio-economic policies
in the social margins face in this stage of their implementation. These limits come from, at
least, two domains: above and below. Or to be more precise, they come from the inherited
historical interrelation between these two domains.
a) Limits from “above”
One of the main limits to the socio-economic turn comes from inherited features of state
structures. Although they are intertwined, we can differentiate problems in the techno-
bureaucratic, political, territorial and cultural dimensions.
First, many members of the MO emphasize the operative problems to implement a plan like the
MO within current bureaucratic procedures and circuits. Changing criteria, overlapping circuits
of technical and financial authority over the evaluation-making process of MO enterprises, and
complexity of forms and data requirements hamper the accuracy of the evaluation process and
the efficacy of the policy. Clearly, the organizational and bureaucratic requirements of socio-
productive policies are different and more complex than the ones required by assistance-based
policies. While this different ordering of activities between bureaucracy and socio-economic
intervention affects all types of organizational action, in this case the conflict increases its
effects. Usually, a bureaucratic delay does not only postpone the development of an economic
activity, but rather heavily jeopardizes it. New perspectives introduce a kind of alienation and
fragmentation of organizational “common senses”, especially in relation to the administrative
areas of the MDS. The work that has to be done in order to adjust these different common
senses is experienced as highly demanding and frustrating, starting out from scratch on a daily
basis. As one of the members of the MO says:
“The worst thing is the bureaucracy, a file could take like 3 month to be ready, and I pissed because I
know that there are people waiting and the file is rotting in an office, so you have to start calling, and
they give you the file back because of something stupid…or you have to fight with other divisions that


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