New Tools and New Tests in Comparative Political Economy

The Database of Political Institutions

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative government

Page: 46

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"Some say that democracy is more likely to survive under parliamentary governments. That result is not robust to the use of different variables from the Database of Political Institutions, a large new cross-country database that may illuminate many other issues affecting and affected by political institutions"--Cover.
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Institutionen und Reformf„higkeit von Entwicklungsl„ndern: Eine Analyse der Auáenhandelspolitik in 133 Staaten mithilfe der Vetospielertheorie

Author: Bastian Th”le

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3842882203

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

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Do Insitutions Matter? - Eine Frage mit der sich Politiker und ™konomen in Zeiten von deregulierten Finanzm„rkten und staatlich kontrollierten Wachstumsmodellen in Fernost intensiv besch„ftigen. Bastian Th”le spitzt diese Frage zu, indem er den Einfluss politischer Institutionen auf die Reformf„higkeit von Staaten in der Dritten Welt analysiert. Ein Teil der Erde, dessen Entscheidungsprozesse aufgrund von Regierungsumstrzen und Korruption als wenig systematisierbar gelten. Besonders wird die Studie, als sie die Reformf„higkeit der Entwicklungsl„nder anhand ihrer Auáenhandelspolitik analysiert. Ein Politikfeld, welches durch Globalisierung und Standortwettbewerb wenig Spielraum fr nationale Entscheider l„sst. Der Analyse gelingt es mithilfe der Vetospielertheorie von George Tsebelis, Institutionen autokratischer wie demokratischer Systeme innerhalb eines Rahmes zu erfassen.
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Die doppelte Transformation

Demokratie und Außenwirtschaftsliberalisierung in Entwicklungsländern

Author: Christian Martin

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322806529

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Demokratisierung und Weltmarktöffnung - diese beiden Begriffe beschreiben in Kurzform die weitreichenden Veränderungen, die zahlreiche Entwicklungsländer während der letzten 25 Jahre vollzogen haben. Dieses Buch bezieht die beiden Transformationen aufeinander und zeigt, dass Demokratien eher als autokratische Staaten in der Lage sind, auf exogene Ereignisse mit einer außenwirtschaftlichen Öffnung zu reagieren. Als die beiden Haupteinflussfaktoren, die zu einer Öffnung beigetragen haben, werden makroökonomische Krisen in den Entwicklungsländern sowie der Einfluss von Internationalem Währungsfonds und Weltbank identifiziert.
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Einführung in die vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Author: Detlef Jahn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531198734

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

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Die vergleichende Politikwissenschaft ist eine Teildisziplin der Politikwissenschaft, deren Selbstverständnis sich durch die vergleichende Methode ergibt. Oftmals ist die vergleichende Methode in der Politikwissenschaft der einzig gangbare Weg, um generalisierbare Aussagen über gesellschaftspolitische Prozesse zu treffen. Allerdings ist ein systematischer Vergleich voraussetzungsvoll und es müssen verschiedene Faktoren beachtet werden, um die vergleichende Methode in der Politikwissenschaft gewinnbringend anwenden zu können. Dieses Lehrbuch stellt die umfassendste deutschsprachige Monographie zur vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft dar. Dabei gibt der Autor einen vertiefenden Überblick über Gegenstandsbereiche, Logik, Theorien und Methoden der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft. Die anwendungsorientierte Einführung eröffnet die Möglichkeit, die vergleichende Politikwissenschaft in ihren Grundzügen zu verstehen und gibt Anleitung, spezifisches Wissen zu vertiefen. Das Buch wendet sich sowohl an Studienanfänger als auch an Fortgeschrittene.
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Inequality and Instability

A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

Author: James K. Galbraith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199930864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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As Wall Street rose to dominate the U.S. economy, income and pay inequalities in America came to dance to the tune of the credit cycle. As the reach of financial markets extended across the globe, interest rates, debt, and debt crises became the dominant forces driving the rise of economic inequality almost everywhere. Thus the "super-bubble" that investor George Soros identified in rich countries for the two decades after 1980 was a super-crisis for the 99 percent-not just in the U.S. but the entire world. Inequality and Instability demonstrates that finance is the driveshaft that links inequality to economic instability. The book challenges those, mainly on the right, who see mysterious forces of technology behind rising inequality. And it also challenges those, mainly on the left, who have placed the blame narrowly on trade and outsourcing. Inequality and Instability presents straightforward evidence that the rise of inequality mirrors the stock market in the U.S. and the rise of finance and of free-market policies elsewhere. Starting from the premise that fresh argument requires fresh evidence, James K. Galbraith brings new data to bear as never before, presenting information built up over fifteen years in easily understood charts and tables. By measuring inequality at the right geographic scale, Galbraith shows that more equal societies systematically enjoy lower unemployment. He shows how this plays out inside Europe, between Europe and the United States, and in modern China. He explains that the dramatic rise of inequality in the U.S. in the 1990s reflected a finance-driven technology boom that concentrated incomes in just five counties, very remote from the experience of most Americans-which helps explain why the political reaction was so slow to come. That the reaction is occurring now, however, is beyond doubt. In the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, inequality has become, in America and the world over, the central issue. A landmark work of research and original insight, Inequality and Instability will change forever the way we understand this pivotal topic.
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International Monetary Relations in the New Global Economy

Author: Benjamin J. Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International finance

Page: 976

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'These volumes contain the best articles political scientists have published in recent years on international monetary relations. They cover every conceivable topic of interest, including the domestic politics of capital mobility, monetary institutions, and policy cooperation. It is no surprise that both the collection and the introduction to it are of such high quality - Benjamin J. Cohen is the editor of these volumes and the author of the introduction, and his expertise in this area is unparalleled in the field.' - Joanne Gowa, Princeton University, US the studies included in these two volumes have been selected to highlight key recent contributions to scholarship on the political economy of international monetary relations. Over the last decade, the central theme of research in this area has been the growth and increasingly pervasive influence of capital mobility. the papers collected here have significantly advanced theoretical and analytical understanding of the causes and, even more importantly, the political and economic consequences of financial liberalization. Among the issues addressed are the impact of growing capital mobility on domestic policy, the choice of exchange-rate regimes and monetary institutions, governance of international capital, policy cooperation and monetary integration. These volumes will be of particular interest to specialists in international political economy.
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Globalization and Economy

Author: Paul Warren James

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781412919524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1832

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Central Currents in Globalization is an integrated collection of four multi-volume sets that represent the systematic mapping of globalization studies. The series sets out the contours of a field that now crosses the boundaries of all the older disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. The result is a gold-standard collection of over 320 of the most important writings on globalization, structured around four interrelated themes: Violence; Economy; Culture; and Politics. The series editor, Paul James (RMIT, Australia), is joined by sixteen internationally-renowned co-editors from around the globe who bring their subject expertise to each volume, including Jonathan Friedman, Tom Nairn, R.R. Sharma, Manfred Steger, Ronen Palan and Micheline Ishay. Together the four sets provide an unparalleled resource on globalization, providing both broad coverage of the subject, historical depth and contemporary relevance.
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Corruption, Development and Institutional Design

Author: International Economic Association. World Congress

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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This book explores issues of institutional design, employment and migration
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Law and the State

A Political Economy Approach

Author: Alain Marciano,Jean-Michel Josselin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 413

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Law and the State provides a political economy analysis of the legal functioning of a democratic state, illustrating how it builds on informational and legal constraints. It explains, in an organised and thematic fashion, how competitive information enhances democracy while strategic information endangers it, and discusses how legal constraints stress the dilemma of independence versus discretion for judges as well as the elusive role of administrators and experts. Throughout the book, empirical evidence and comparative studies illuminate sometimes provocative theoretical views on issues such as: the place of the rule of law in constitutional and banking systems; regulation of copyright, art and heritage; innovations and technologies of communication and information; terrorism and media manipulation. Both private and public law, applied and theoretical issues are covered comprehensively. Academics and researchers of law and economics and public choice will find much to challenge and inform them within this book.
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Democracy and Income Equality

An Empirical Analysis

Author: Branko Milanović, Yvonne Ying, Mark Gradstein,Mark Gradstein,Branko Milanović,Yvonne Ying

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Income distribution

Page: 42

View: 1924

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