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The anatomy of government failure

Timothy Besley

in Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199283910
eISBN:
9780191700279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283910.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on government failure. Most economists now agree that the idea of government failure needs to be placed alongside the idea of market failure in discussions of government ... More


Radicals and the Republic: Socialist Republicanism in the Irish Free State 1925-1937

Richard English

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202899
eISBN:
9780191675577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202899.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book studies socialist republicanism in independent Ireland between the wars. The 1934 Republican Congress movement exemplified the socialist republican stance, holding that a Republic of a ... More


One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All

Mark Robert Rank

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195101683
eISBN:
9780199894048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101683.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. One Nation, Underprivileged unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a different understanding of ... More


Terrorism

Manlio Graziano

in Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the history of modern terrorism as a tool of secular nationalism, and how and when a "religious" terrorism was born.


Conclusion

Tim Dyson

in A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829058
eISBN:
9780191867484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829058.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Economic History

This chapter reviews the various assessments of the size of India’s population that have emerged in the book. It also comments briefly on some general issues. These issues include: the matter of past ... More


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