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Political Engineering: Consociationalism, Centripetalism, and Communalism

Benjamin Reilly

in Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286874
eISBN:
9780191713156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter begins by looking briefly at some of the overarching theoretical issues confronting the field of institutional design and the rival approaches to political engineering on which they are ... More


Political Science: Legislative

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers topics in the first branch of political science as conceived in Neoplatonism, legislative science. These topics include the question of the goal of political life, different ... More


Political agency and accountability

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/9780199283910.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers political agency models, which explore the consequences of limited information in politics. It develops a canonical model which is then used to discuss an array of issues that ... More


Is One Career More Democratic Than Another?

Roderic Ai Camp

in The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199742851
eISBN:
9780199866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The democratic era unleashed changes in leadership composition which led to leading Mexican politicians being less representative of the general population than at any time during the ... More


Political agency and public finance

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/9780199283910.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter applies the political agency model to public finance issues. Section 4.2 lays out the basic agency problem and the main assumptions. Section 4.3 identifies the three basic kinds of ... More


Beyond Supply and Demand: A Political-Economic Conceptual Model

Tim Büthe

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter introduces a political-economy model of the supply and demand for indicators. It notes that most indicators are used and supplied in political contexts that do not closely follow market ... More


The Political Economy of Informality

Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

in The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071495
eISBN:
9780199081257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071495.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the political economy aspects of the survival and performance of the informal sector. It develops a political support model and an interlinked reforms-bribery model to show that ... More


The Chinese Experience in International Corporate Governance Debates

Leng Jing

in Corporate Governance and Financial Reform in China's Transition Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099319
eISBN:
9789882206786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099319.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

There are several approaches that can be taken with corporate governance. This chapter emphasizes a political and historical model for considering the Chinese context of corporate governance regimes. ... More


The Lure of Development Models

Robert Springborg

in Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639687
eISBN:
9780748653171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639687.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For more than half a century, the United States and the Soviet Union provided the political economy models for the developing world. However, in the end the Soviet model was relegated to the dustbins ... More


How and Why Credit Assessors “Get it Wrong” When Judging the Risk of Borrowers: Past and Present Evidence at Home and Abroad

Paul M. Vaaler and Gerry McNamara

in A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199873722
eISBN:
9780199980000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873722.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter presents empirical and theoretical evidence that lending decisions are fundamentally and systematically flawed. The first part summarizes a decade of individual and joint research on ... More


Democracy, Development and Political Islam: Comparing Iran and Turkey

Mohammed Ayoob

in Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639687
eISBN:
9780748653171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639687.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Iran and Turkey from a comparative perspective. Iran and Turkey are interesting comparisons in the political and economic arenas. In the political arena, while democratic and ... More


Puzzling Tax Structures in Developing Countries: A Comparison of Two Alternative Explanations

Roger Gordon and Wei Li

in Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386812
eISBN:
9780226387062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387062.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Economic policies in developing countries often differ sharply from those commonly advocated by economists, generating advice to adopt policies more consistent with both the successful practices in ... More


How to Make Citizens Obey

Stein Ringen

in Nation of Devils: Democratic Leadership and the Problem of Obedience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300193190
eISBN:
9780300199017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300193190.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter asks: why should citizens obey? They shouldn't necessarily do so. They have rights. More important than obedience from citizens to a good government is loyalty. It is a delicate balance: ... More


“Take two and vote in the morning”: reflections on the political placebo effect

Michael Orsini and Paul Saurette

in Placebo Talks: Modern perspectives on placebos in society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199680702
eISBN:
9780191760679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680702.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The use of medical metaphors in politics is a well-honed rhetorical strategy. Sometimes these metaphors help clarify the political world; other times, they hide more truth than they reveal. This ... More


‘A Good One though Rather for the Foreign Market’: Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and the Romantic Mercenary

Simpson Erik

in Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636440
eISBN:
9780748651603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Walter Scott and Lord Byron, who use Quentin Durward and Don Juan to visualize a type of patriotic autonomy that is available to soldiers in the company of mercenaries. These ... More


Epilogue

Andreas Antoniades

in Producing Globalisation: Politics of Discourse and Institutions in Greece and Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078446
eISBN:
9781781702888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078446.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on materialisation hegemonic and globalisation discourses in Greece and Ireland. The results indicate that while political economy and domestic ... More


Natural Resources, Country Size, and Development: A Review of the Literature

Richard M. Auty and Haydn I. Furlonge

in The Rent Curse: Natural Resources, Policy Choice, and Economic Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198828860
eISBN:
9780191867330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828860.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

More than two decades of statistical analysis have failed to establish whether a resource curse exists. This chapter complements the statistical analyses with a nuanced political economy case study ... More


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