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A ‘Public Works State’

Maurice Wright

in Japan's Fiscal Crisis: The Ministry of Finance and the Politics of Public Spending, 1975-2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250530
eISBN:
9780191697937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250530.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Historically, Japan invested, and continues to invest, a greater proportion of its gross domestic product (GDP) in gross fixed capital formation than comparable industrialized countries. General ... More


Alternatives to austerity

Dexter Whitfield and John Spoehr

in Social Policy In Times of Austerity: Global economic crisis and the new politics of welfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447319115
eISBN:
9781447319146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319115.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter challenges the effectiveness of austerity policies, discusses alternative strategies for industrial investment, innovation and public spending and the benefits of radical change in the ... More


Scouting Philanthropy’s New Frontier I: New Actors

Lester M. Salamon

in Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199376520
eISBN:
9780199377633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376520.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A wide assortment of new actors have taken their place on the new frontiers of philanthropy and social investment. Some of these are financial institutions such as capital aggregators, social ... More


Should Finance and Investment be Democratized?

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The overarching argument of this chapter is that the current system of private control of finance and investment is undemocratic in the sense that it undermines popular sovereignty. There are two ... More


Finance and Investment Democracy in Practice: Capital Controls, Public Banks, and Participatory Budgeting

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter examines real world examples of institutions that have been developed to democratize finance and investment. Three main areas are explored. The first section looks at the efficacy of ... More


Accountability Challenges in the Governance of Infrastructure

Jacint Jordana

in The Governance of Infrastructure

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198787310
eISBN:
9780191829369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787310.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Under what conditions will policy-makers be more likely to opt for additional social accountability mechanisms in order to increase legitimacy, thereby assuming the risk that their projected public ... More


Quality and Affordability

Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

in The Tragedy of Child Care in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122336
eISBN:
9780300156263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the quality and affordability of child care in the United States. It begins by examining the elements of good-quality child care and its importance to children's development. It ... More


Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Torben Iversen and David Soskice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691182735
eISBN:
9780691188874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182735.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is a widespread view that democracy and the advanced nation-state are in crisis, weakened by globalization and undermined by global capitalism, in turn explaining rising inequality and mounting ... More


Sustaining the Middle: The Roles of Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-Environmental Payments

Sandra. S Batie

in Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122993
eISBN:
9780262278751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122993.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents the best method of providing financial and technical support to the agriculture-of-the-middle. The role of green payments used only for agri-environmental services in the United ... More


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