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Class and State: The Western Bourgeoisie

Graeme Gill

in Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544684
eISBN:
9780191719912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544684.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the extent to which, in Britain, France, Germany, and the USA, the bourgeoisie has sought to use the state as a resource (and thereby exploit it), and to capture the state. ... More


Class and State: The Post‐Soviet Bourgeoisie

Graeme Gill

in Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544684
eISBN:
9780191719912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544684.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter outlines the relationship between businessmen and state in terms of private exploitation of state resources, and capture of the state. After outlining the particular conditions within ... More


Public–Private Sector Relationships, Capture, and Governance Quality

Klaus J. Brosamle

in Governance Challenges and Innovations: Financial and Fiscal Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674930
eISBN:
9780191753046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674930.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter argues that a country's governance quality depends, among other things, on public-private sector relationships and the influence exerted through them. It discusses evidence suggesting ... More


Toward a Fiscal Sociology of the Postcommunist State

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter challenges the neoliberal-influenced conceptualization of “the state,” whose society-centered assumptions dominated postcommunist studies to the detriment of the early research agenda. ... More


Party Patronage in Italy: A Matter for Solitary Leaders

Fabrizio Di Mascio

in Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599370
eISBN:
9780191741517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599370.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the recent trends of patronage in Italy. The empirical analysis reveals still high, albeit decreasing, aggregate levels of political appointments in Italy, while at the same ... More


The Parasites Feed: State Capture under Yeltsin

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Shows how from 1993, the dominant theme in Russian alcohol policy became the state attempting to regain the control over the alcohol market that it had hastily surrendered in the market reforms of ... More


Fighting Corruption:: From Missing Link to Development Priority

Mustafa Khawaja

in Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166587
eISBN:
9781617975912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Most Arab governments did not add fighting corruption to their reform programs till the end of 2010 as a response to popular demands for better living conditions. This work progressed alongside ... More


The Constitution of Group Life

Jacob T. Levy

in Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717140
eISBN:
9780191785900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717140.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter relaxes the assumption that intermediate groups are primarily private bodies, acted upon by the state. The pluralist liberal tradition has emphasized the capacity of intermediate groups ... More


State Capture in Ben Ali’s Tunisia

Hassen Arouri, Leila Baghdadi, and Bob Rijkers

in Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198799870
eISBN:
9780191864704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799870.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter assesses state capture by former Tunisian president Ben Ali’s family. It documents evidence consistent with abuse of investment regulation and privatization as well as tax evasion by ... More


Political Actors and the Colonization of the Media

Péter Bajomi-Lázár

in Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747536
eISBN:
9780191810435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747536.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parties aim at stabilizing their position within the political system, and so do politicians within parties. Young political parties in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are ... More


When the Total is Less than the Sum of the Parts: The Lessons of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marie-Joëlle Zahar

in Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836544
eISBN:
9780191873737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836544.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the impact of territorial restructuring in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the context in which it took place. It first considers the context that accompanied the breakup of ... More


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