The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy by Javier Santiso,Jeff Dayton-Johnson

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy
  • Author : Javier Santiso,Jeff Dayton-Johnson
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199747504
  • Pages : 620
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Understanding Latin America's recent economic performance calls for a multidisciplinary analysis. This handbook looks at the interaction of economics and politics in the region and includes a number of contributions from top academic experts who have also served as key policy makers (a former president, ministers of finance, a central bank governor), reflecting upon the challenges of reform.


The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics by José Antonio Ocampo,Jaime Ros

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics
  • Author : José Antonio Ocampo,Jaime Ros
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019957104X
  • Pages : 932
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A comprehensive overview of the key factors affecting the development of Latin American economies that examines long-term growth performance, macroeconomic issues, Latin American economies in the global context, technological and agricultural policies, and the evolution of labour markets, the education sector, and social security programmes.


The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development by Carol Lancaster,Nicolas van de Walle

The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development
  • Author : Carol Lancaster,Nicolas van de Walle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199845158
  • Pages : 752
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Modernization theory : does economic development cause democratization? / Jose Antonio Cheibub and James Raymond Vreeland -- Dependency theory / James Mahoney and Diana Rodriguez-Franco -- Structuralism / Elliott Green -- Political development / Robert H. Bates -- The Washington Consensus and the new political economy of economic reform / Kevin Morrison -- Penury traps and prosperity tales : why some countries escape poverty while others do not / M. Steven Fish -- Culture, politics and development / Michael Woolcock -- Religion, politics and economic development : synergies and disconnects / Katherine Marshall -- Does inequality harm economic development and democracy? : accounting for missing values, noncomparable observations, and endogeneity / Christian Houle -- Ethnicity and development / Nic Cheeseman -- Civil conflict and development / Håvard Hegre -- The politics of the resource curse : a review / Michael L. Ross -- Taxation and development / Mick Moore -- How do governments build capabilities to do great things? : ten cases, two competing explanations, one large research agenda / Matt Andrews -- Leadership and the politics of development / Adrian Leftwich and Heather Lyne De Ver -- Colonialism and development in africa / Leander Heldring and James A. Robinson -- Investment and debt / Layna Mosley -- The role of the state in harnessing trade-and-investment for development purposes / Theodore H. Moran -- International financial institutions and market liberalization in the developing world / Stephen C. Nelson -- Foreign aid and democratization in developing countries / Danielle Resnick -- Organizing for prosperity : collective action, political parties, and the political economy of development / Philip Keefer -- Missing links in the institutional chain / Anirudh Krishna -- The comparative politics of service delivery in developing countries / Evan S. Lieberman -- Party systems and the politics of development / Allen Hicken -- Populism and political representation / Kenneth M. Roberts -- Africa's political economy in the contemporary era / Peter M. Lewis -- The politics of development in Latin America and East Asia / James W. McGuire -- Development and underdevelopment in the Middle East and North Africa / Melani Cammett -- Rethinking the institutional foundations of china's hypergrowth : official incentives, institutional constraints, and local developmentalism / Fubing Su, Ran Tao, and Dali L. Yang -- The politics of growth in South Korea : miracle, crisis, and the new market economy / Stephan Haggard and Myung-Koo Kang


The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism by Adam Sheingate

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism
  • Author : Adam Sheingate
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199662819
  • Pages : 584
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Historical institutionalism has deep roots in Political Science and related fields, and crystalized into a distinct research tradition during the 'new institutionalisms' debate that began in the late 1980s. It has since established strong footholds in four large subfields of Political Science: comparative, American, European, and international politics. The present volume is the first to take stock of the tradition's contributions across multiple areas of study,and includes chapters by many of its most prominent practitioners. As the world again grapples with how to understand the short- and long-term consequences of economic crises, revolutions, and newpatterns of governance, historical institutionalism is poised to offer valuable insights into how past events and decisions will shape political trajectories at local, national, and international levels.


The Oxford Handbook of Political Science by Robert E. Goodin

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
  • Author : Robert E. Goodin
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191619795
  • Pages : 1312
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Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.


The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History by Jose C. Moya

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History
  • Author : Jose C. Moya
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195166213
  • Pages : 526
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Summary:

This Oxford Handbook comprehensively examines the field of Latin American history.


Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics by Peter R. Kingstone,Deborah J. Yashar

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics
  • Title : Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics
  • Author : Peter R. Kingstone,Deborah J. Yashar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0415875226
  • Pages : 596
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Latin America has been one of the critical areas in the study of comparative politics. The region’s experiments with installing and deepening democracy and promoting alternative modes of economic development have generated intriguing and enduring empirical puzzles. In turn, Latin America’s challenges continue to spawn original and vital work on central questions in comparative politics: about the origins of democracy; about the relationship between state and society; about the nature of citizenship; about the balance between state and market. The richness and diversity of the study of Latin American politics makes it hard to stay abreast of the developments in the many sub-literatures of the field. The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics offers an intellectually rigorous overview of the state of the field and a thoughtful guide to the direction of future scholarship. Kingstone and Yashar bring together the leading figures in the study of Latin America to present extensive empirical coverage, new original research, and a cutting-edge examination of the central areas of inquiry in the region.


The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology by Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Henry E. Brady,David Collier

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology
  • Author : Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Henry E. Brady,David Collier
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks of Political
  • ISBN Code : 9780199286546
  • Pages : 880
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from major international scholars The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology provides the key point of reference for anyone working throughout the discipline.


The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory by Leigh K. Jenco,Murad Idris,Megan C. Thomas,Megan Christine Thomas

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory
  • Author : Leigh K. Jenco,Murad Idris,Megan C. Thomas,Megan Christine Thomas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190253754
  • Pages : 780
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"The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory provides an entry point into this burgeoning field by both synthesizing and challenging the terms that motivate it. The handbook demonstrates how mainstream political theory can and must be enriched through attention to genuinely global, rather than parochially Euro-American, contributions to political thinking. Entries emphasize exploration of substantive questions about political life-ranging from domination to political economy to the politics of knowledge-in a range of global contexts, with attention to whether and how those questions may be shared, contested, or reformulated across differences of time, space, and experience. They connect comparative political theory to cognate disciplines including postcolonial theory, area studies, and comparative politics. Creative organizational tools such as tags and keywords aid in navigation of the handbook to help readers trace disruptions, thematic connections, contrasts, and geographic affinities across entries"--


The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies by William H. Dutton

The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies
  • Author : William H. Dutton
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191641189
  • Pages : 632
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Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied and how the research agenda should be pursued in the future. The Handbook aims to focus on Internet Studies as an emerging field, each chapter seeking to provide a synthesis and critical assessment of the research in a particular area. Topics covered include social perspectives on the technology of the Internet, its role in everyday life and work, implications for communication, power, and influence, and the governance and regulation of the Internet. The Handbook is a landmark in this new interdisciplinary field, not only helping to strengthen research on the key questions, but also shape research, policy, and practice across many disciplines that are finding the Internet and its political, economic, cultural, and other societal implications increasingly central to their own key areas of inquiry.


The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State by Stephan Leibfried,Evelyne Huber,Matthew Lange,Frank Nullmeier,Jonah D. Levy

The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State
  • Author : Stephan Leibfried,Evelyne Huber,Matthew Lange,Frank Nullmeier,Jonah D. Levy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199691584
  • Pages : 898
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This Handbook offers a comprehensive treatment of transformations of the state, from its origins in different parts of the world and different time periods to its transformations since World War II in the advanced industrial countries, the post-Communist world, and the Global South. 0Leading experts in their fields, from Europe and North America, discuss conceptualizations and theories of the state and the transformations of the state in its engagement with a changing international environment as well as with changing domestic economic, social, and political challenges. The Handbook covers different types of states in the Global South (from failed to predatory, rentier and developmental), in different kinds of advanced industrial political economies (corporatist, statist, liberal, import substitution industrialization), and in various post-Communist countries (Russia, China, successor states to the USSR, and Eastern Europe). It also addresses crucial challenges in different areas of state intervention, from security to financial regulation, migration, welfare states, democratization and quality of democracy, ethno-nationalism, and human development. The volume makes a compelling case that far from losing its relevance in the face of globalization, the state remains a key actor in all areas of social and economic life, changing its areas of intervention, its modes of operation, and its structures in adaption to new international and domestic challenges.


The Oxford Handbook of International Business by Alan M. Rugman

The Oxford Handbook of International Business
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of International Business
  • Author : Alan M. Rugman
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191615668
  • Pages : 880
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As globalization explodes, so has international business scholarship. This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of International Business synthesises all the relevant literature of the last 40 years in 28 original chapters by the world's most distinguished scholars. Reflecting the changes and development in the field since the first edition this new edition has a changed structure, all the chapters have been updated to take account of the latest scholarship, and five new chapters freshly written. The Handbook is divided into six major sections, providing comprehensive coverage of the following areas: · History and Theory of the Multinational Enterprise · The Political and Regulatory Environment · Strategy and International Management · Managing the MNE · Area Studies · Methodological Issues These state of the art literature reviews will be invaluable references for students in business schools, social sciences, law, and area studies.


The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism by Dennis C. Mueller

The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism
  • Author : Dennis C. Mueller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199942595
  • Pages : 576
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The financial crisis that began in 2008 and its lingering aftermath have caused many intellectuals and politicians to question the virtues of capitalist systems. The 19 original essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe, analyze both the strengths and weaknesses of capitalist systems. The volume opens with essays on the historical and legal origins of capitalism. These are followed by chapters describing the nature, institutions, and advantages of capitalism: entrepreneurship, innovation, property rights, contracts, capital markets, and the modern corporation. The next set of chapters discusses the problems that can arise in capitalist systems including monopoly, principal agent problems, financial bubbles, excessive managerial compensation, and empire building through wealth-destroying mergers. Two subsequent essays examine in detail the properties of the "Asian model" of capitalism as exemplified by Japan and South Korea, and capitalist systems where ownership and control are largely separated as in the United States and United Kingdom. The handbook concludes with an essay on capitalism in the 21st century by Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps.


Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World by Jorge I Dominguez,Ana Covarrubias

Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World
  • Title : Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World
  • Author : Jorge I Dominguez,Ana Covarrubias
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317621859
  • Pages : 482
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The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America’s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that link governments and other actors, social and economic, within the region and beyond. Leading scholars offer an up-to-date state of the field, theoretically and empirically, thus avoiding a narrow descriptive approach. The Handbook includes a section on theoretical approaches that analyze Latin America’s place in the international political and economic system and its foreign policy making. Other sections focus on the main countries, actors, and issues in Latin America’s international relations. In so doing, the book sheds light on the complexity of the international relations of selected countries, and on their efforts to act multilaterally. The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World is a must-have reference for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, international relations, and area specialists of all regions of the world.


The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics by Keith E. Whittington,R. Daniel Kelemen,Gregory A. Caldeira

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics
  • Author : Keith E. Whittington,R. Daniel Kelemen,Gregory A. Caldeira
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191615064
  • Pages : 832
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The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.


The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies by Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies
  • Author : Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191663719
  • Pages : 752
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This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.


The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State by Francis G. Castles,Stephan Leibfried,Jane Lewis,Herbert Obinger,Christopher Pierson

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State
  • Author : Francis G. Castles,Stephan Leibfried,Jane Lewis,Herbert Obinger,Christopher Pierson
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191628298
  • Pages : 908
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The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know about the modern welfare state. The book is divided into eight sections. It opens with three chapters that evaluate the philosophical case for (and against) the welfare state. Surveys of the welfare state 's history and of the approaches taken to its study are followed by four extended sections, running to some thirty-five chapters in all, which offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of our current state of knowledge across the whole range of issues that the welfare state embraces. The first of these sections looks at inputs and actors (including the roles of parties, unions, and employers), the impact of gender and religion, patterns of migration and a changing public opinion, the role of international organisations and the impact of globalisation. The next two sections cover policy inputs (in areas such as pensions, health care, disability, care of the elderly, unemployment, and labour market activation) and their outcomes (in terms of inequality and poverty, macroeconomic performance, and retrenchment). The seventh section consists of seven chapters which survey welfare state experience around the globe (and not just within the OECD). Two final chapters consider questions about the global future of the welfare state. The individual chapters of the Handbook are written in an informed but accessible way by leading researchers in their respective fields giving the reader an excellent and truly up-to-date knowledge of the area under discussion. Taken together, they constitute a comprehensive compendium of all that is best in contemporary welfare state research and a unique guide to what is happening now in this most crucial and contested area of social and political development.


The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics by Diego Muro,Ignacio Lago

The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics
  • Author : Diego Muro,Ignacio Lago
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198826931
  • Pages : 736
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the Spanish political system through the lens of political science. It aims to move away from a complacent analysis of Spanish democracy and provide a nuanced view of some of its strengths and challenges. The Handbook introduces Spanish politics to an international audience of scholars and practitioners. It is structured around six sections that cover Spain's political history, institutional changes, elections, civil society, policy-making, and foreign affairs. The volume brings together a distinguished group of 47 internationally renowned scholars who study Spain in its own right, or as a case among others in a comparative perspective. The contributors provide expert accounts of contemporary Spain, making the Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Spanish politics and government since the country's transition to democracy.


Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior by Hans-Dieter Klingemann

Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior
  • Title : Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior
  • Author : Hans-Dieter Klingemann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780199270125
  • Pages : 992
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Assembles the world's leading scholars on public opinion and political behaviour to describe the state-of-the-art research on the beliefs, values and behaviours of contemporary politics.


The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption by Frank Trentmann

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption
  • Author : Frank Trentmann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0199561214
  • Pages : 695
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.


Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics by Taylor & Francis Group

Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics
  • Title : Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics
  • Author : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780367659769
  • Pages : 546
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With contributions from leading international scholars, this Handbook offers the most rigorous and up-to-date analyses of virtually every aspect of Brazilian politics, including inequality, environmental politics, foreign policy, economic policy making, social policy, and human rights. The Handbook is divided into three major sections: Part 1 focuses on mass behavior, while Part 2 moves to representation, and Part 3 treats political economy and policy. The Handbook proffers five chapters on mass politics, focusing on corruption, participation, gender, race, and religion; three chapters on civil society, assessing social movements, grass-roots participation, and lobbying; seven chapters focusing on money and campaigns, federalism, retrospective voting, partisanship, ideology, the political right, and negative partisanship; five chapters on coalitional presidentialism, participatory institutions, judicial politics, and the political character of the bureaucracy, and eight chapters on inequality, the environment, foreign policy, economic and industrial policy, social programs, and human rights. This Handbook is an essential resource for students, researchers, and all those looking to understand contemporary Brazilian politics.


The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises by Martin H. Wolfson,Gerald A. Epstein

The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises
  • Title : The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises
  • Author : Martin H. Wolfson,Gerald A. Epstein
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199757232
  • Pages : 736
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The Great Financial Crisis that began in 2007-2008 reminds us with devastating force that financial instability and crises are endemic to capitalist economies. This Handbook describes the theoretical, institutional, and historical factors that can help us understand the forces that create financial crises.


Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy by Diego Abente Brun,Larry Diamond

Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy
  • Title : Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy
  • Author : Diego Abente Brun,Larry Diamond
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421412640
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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What happens when vote buying becomes a means of social policy? Although one could cynically ask this question just as easily about the United States’s mature democracy, Diego Abente Brun and Larry Diamond ask this question about democracies in the developing world through an assessment of political clientelism, or what is commonly known as patronage. Studies of political clientelism, whether deployed through traditional vote-buying techniques or through the politicized use of social spending, were a priority in the 1970s, when democratization efforts around the world flourished. With the rise of the Washington Consensus and neoliberal economic policies during the late-1980s, clientelism studies were moved to the back of the scholarly agenda. Abente Brun and Diamond invited some of the best social scientists in the field to systematically explore how political clientelism works and evolves in the context of modern developing democracies, with particular reference to social policies aimed at reducing poverty. Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy is balanced between a section devoted to understanding clientelism’s infamous effects and history in Latin America and a section that draws out implications for other regions, specifically Africa, Southeast Asia, and Eastern and Central Europe. These rich and instructive case studies glean larger comparative lessons that can help scholars understand how countries regulate the natural sociological reflex toward clientelistic ties in their quest to build that most elusive of all political structures—a fair, efficient, and accountable state based on impersonal criteria and the rule of law. In an era when democracy is increasingly snagged on the age-old practice of patronage, students and scholars of political science, comparative politics, democratization, and international development and economics will be interested in this assessment, which calls for the study of better, more efficient, and just governance.


The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics by Paul Oslington

The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics
  • Author : Paul Oslington
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199729719
  • Pages : 640
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The new interdisciplinary field of Christianity and economics deals with the important and difficult questions that cluster at the boundary of these disciplines, drawing on contemporary theory and empirical findings in both fields, with roots in older discourses. This landmark volume surveys the field and advances the discussion. It deploys historical, economic, and theological analysis to search for answers.


The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics by Georgina Waylen

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics
  • Author : Georgina Waylen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199751455
  • Pages : 872
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics, and it shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.


The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology by Tom Perreault,Gavin Bridge,James McCarthy

The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology
  • Title : The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology
  • Author : Tom Perreault,Gavin Bridge,James McCarthy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317638719
  • Pages : 646
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The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology presents a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the rapidly growing field of political ecology. Located at the intersection of geography, anthropology, sociology, and environmental history, political ecology is one of the most vibrant and conceptually diverse fields of inquiry into nature-society relations within the social sciences. The Handbook serves as an essential guide to this rapidly evolving intellectual landscape. With contributions from over 50 leading authors, the Handbook presents a systematic overview of political ecology’s origins, practices and core concerns, and aims to advance both ongoing and emerging debates. While there are numerous edited volumes, textbooks, and monographs under the heading ‘political ecology,’ these have tended to be relatively narrow in scope, either as collections of empirically based (mostly case study) research on a given theme, or broad overviews of the field aimed at undergraduate audiences. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology is the first systematic, comprehensive overview of the field. With authors from North and South America, Europe, Australia and elsewhere, the Handbook of Political Ecology provides a state of the art examination of political ecology; addresses ongoing and emerging debates in this rapidly evolving field; and charts new agendas for research, policy, and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology introduces political ecology as an interdisciplinary academic field. By presenting a ‘state of the art’ examination of the field, it will serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars. It not only critically reviews the key debates in the field, but develops them. The Handbook will serve as an excellent resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and is a key reference text for geographers, anthropologists, sociologists, environmental historians, and others working in and around political ecology.


The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications by Janet Wasko,Graham Murdock,Helena Sousa

The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications
  • Title : The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications
  • Author : Janet Wasko,Graham Murdock,Helena Sousa
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781444395396
  • Pages : 632
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  • Language : English
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Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications offers students and scholars a comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date and accessible overview of key areas and debates. Combines overviews of core ideas with new case study materials and the best of contemporary theorization and research Written many of the best known authors in the field Includes an international line-up of contributors, drawn from the key markets of North and Latin America, Europe, Australasia, and the Far East


Latin America's Multicultural Movements by Todd A. Eisenstadt,Michael S. Danielson,Moises Jaime Bailon Corres,Carlos Sorroza Polo

Latin America's Multicultural Movements
  • Title : Latin America's Multicultural Movements
  • Author : Todd A. Eisenstadt,Michael S. Danielson,Moises Jaime Bailon Corres,Carlos Sorroza Polo
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199936285
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Bringing together the expertise of dozens of Latin American scholars, Latin America's Multicultural Movements examines multicultural rights recognition in theory and in practice. Yucatán).


Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption by Paul M. Heywood

Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption
  • Title : Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption
  • Author : Paul M. Heywood
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317575938
  • Pages : 366
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political world has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to political legitimacy and stability. Indeed, in many countries – in both the developed as well as the developing world – corruption seems to have become almost an obsession. Concern about corruption has become a powerful policy narrative: the explanation of last resort for a whole range of failures and disappointments in the fields of politics, economics and culture. In the more established democracies, worries about corruption have become enmeshed in a wider debate about trust in the political class. Corruption remains as widespread today, possibly even more so, as it was when concerted international attention started being devoted to the issue following the end of the Cold War. This Handbook provides a showcase of the most innovative and exciting research being conducted in Europe and North America in the field of political corruption, as well as providing a new point of reference for all who are interested in the topic. The Handbook is structured around four core themes in the study of corruption in the contemporary world: understanding and defining the nature of corruption; identifying its causes; measuring its extent; and analysing its consequences. Each of these themes is addressed from various perspectives in the first four sections of the Handbook, whilst the fifth section explores new directions that are emerging in corruption research. The contributors are experts in their field, working across a range of different social-science perspectives.


The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx by Matt Vidal,Tony Smith,Tomás Rotta,Paul Prew

The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx
  • Author : Matt Vidal,Tony Smith,Tomás Rotta,Paul Prew
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190695579
  • Pages : 752
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  • Language : English
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Karl Marx is one of the most influential writers in history. Despite repeated obituaries proclaiming the death of Marxism, in the 21st century Marx's ideas and theories continue to guide vibrant research traditions in sociology, economics, political science, philosophy, history, anthropology, management, economic geography, ecology, literary criticism, and media studies. Due to the exceptionally wide influence and reach of Marxist theory, including over 150 years of historical debates and traditions within Marxism, finding a point of entry can be daunting. The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx provides an entry point for those new to Marxism. At the same time, its chapters, written by leading Marxist scholars, advance Marxist theory and research. Its coverage is more comprehensive than previous volumes on Marx in terms of both foundational concepts and state-of-the-art empirical research on contemporary social problems. It is also provides equal space to sociologists, economists, and political scientists, with substantial contributions from philosophers, historians, and geographers. The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx consists of six sections. The first section, Foundations, includes chapters that cover the foundational concepts and theories that constitute the core of Marx's theories of history, society, and political economy. This section demonstrates that the core elements of Marx's political economy of capitalism continue to be defended, elaborated, and applied to empirical social science and covers historical materialism, class, capital, labor, value, crisis, ideology, and alienation. Additional sections include Labor, Class, and Social Divisions; Capitalist States and Spaces; Accumulation, Crisis, and Class Struggle in the Core Countries; Accumulation, Crisis, and Class Struggle in the Peripheral and Semi-Peripheral Countries; and Alternatives to Capitalism.


The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy by Andrew F. Cooper,Jorge Heine,Ramesh Thakur

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy
  • Author : Andrew F. Cooper,Jorge Heine,Ramesh Thakur
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199588864
  • Pages : 953
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  • Language : English
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Including chapters from some of the leading experts in the field this Handbook provides a full overview of the nature and challenges of modern diplomacy and includes a tour d'horizon of the key ways in which the theory and practice of modern diplomacy are evolving in the 21st Century.


The Cambridge History of Latin America by Leslie Bethell

The Cambridge History of Latin America
  • Title : The Cambridge History of Latin America
  • Author : Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521266529
  • Pages : 935
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  • Language : English
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Enth.: Bd. 1-2: Colonial Latin America ; Bd. 3: From Independence to c. 1870 ; Bd. 4-5: c. 1870 to 1930 ; Bd. 6-10: Latin America since 1930 ; Bd. 11: Bibliographical essays.


The Oil Curse by Michael L. Ross

The Oil Curse
  • Title : The Oil Curse
  • Author : Michael L. Ross
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400841925
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Countries that are rich in petroleum have less democracy, less economic stability, and more frequent civil wars than countries without oil. What explains this oil curse? And can it be fixed? In this groundbreaking analysis, Michael L. Ross looks at how developing nations are shaped by their mineral wealth--and how they can turn oil from a curse into a blessing. Ross traces the oil curse to the upheaval of the 1970s, when oil prices soared and governments across the developing world seized control of their countries' oil industries. Before nationalization, the oil-rich countries looked much like the rest of the world; today, they are 50 percent more likely to be ruled by autocrats--and twice as likely to descend into civil war--than countries without oil. The Oil Curse shows why oil wealth typically creates less economic growth than it should; why it produces jobs for men but not women; and why it creates more problems in poor states than in rich ones. It also warns that the global thirst for petroleum is causing companies to drill in increasingly poor nations, which could further spread the oil curse. This landmark book explains why good geology often leads to bad governance, and how this can be changed.


The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies by Robert Kolker,Robert Phillip Kolker

The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies
  • Author : Robert Kolker,Robert Phillip Kolker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 628
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  • Language : English
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This handbook examines film and new media in the light of their convergence. It draws on leading scholars in the field to discuss traditional areas of history and theory of film and digital media. Its focus, however, is on the cycle of technologically driven arts. Film was born of a number ofexperiments in reproducing motion, all of which culminated in the nineteenth-century projection of short films. The creation of digital media resulted from experiments in alternative forms of representation in the early 1960s. John Whitney began creating avant-garde films from digital graphicsaround 1960 (and some of his ideas and methods were incorporated by Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey). By the early 1990s, commercial filmmakers began to employ digital effects in their work. By the late nineties, digital arts had come fully into their own, both in the form of stand-alone orinteractive artworks and films created with and for the computer. At the same time, digital effects had completely overtaken optical printing and matte painting in film. From special effects to creating "realistic" backgrounds and crowds, the digital is infiltrating all aspects of filmmaking. Theinfiltration is about to become a takeover, as celluloid is replaced by high definition digital recording and projection processes. Many aspects of film will change as this latest convergence takes place. Already, cultural response to film has changed as viewers begin to teach themselves about filmthrough supplementary material on DVDs and to make their own films on home computers. But this handbook is not a technical history or manual. Quite the contrary, it is a scholarly work discussing the aesthetics, economics, and cultural results of these changes and convergences. The book balancestraditional scholarship and analysis with essays addressing technological change and the concurrent changes in cultural responses to these changes, responses already acknowledged by the profession.


The Quest for Security by Joseph E. Stiglitz,Mary Kaldor

The Quest for Security
  • Title : The Quest for Security
  • Author : Joseph E. Stiglitz,Mary Kaldor
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231527659
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor begin with an expansive, balanced analysis of the global landscape and the factors contributing to the growth of insecurity. Whereas earlier studies have touched on how globalization has increased economic insecurity and how geopolitical changes may have contributed to military insecurity, this volume looks for some common threads: in a globalized world without a global government, with a system of global governance not up to the task, how do we achieve security without looking inward and stepping back from globalization? In each of their areas of expertise, contributors seek answers to questions about how we achieve protection of those people who are most insecure without resorting to economic, military, or mafia protectionism. Some have suggested that the turmoil in the Eurozone "proves" the deficiencies in the welfare state. This book argues that the superior performance of Scandinavian countries arises from their superior systems of social protection, which allow their citizens to undertake greater risk and more actively participate in globalization. Some suggest that we can address terrorism or transnational crimes through the strengthening of borders or long-distance wars. This book develops the proposition that such approaches have the opposite effect and that only through spreading the human security experienced in well-ordered societies can these dangers be managed. This book also examines how these global changes play out, not only in the relations among countries and the management of globalization, but at every level of our society, especially in our cities. It explores the potential for cities to ensure personal security, promote political participation, and protect the environment in the face of increasing urbanization.


The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics by Roderic Ai Camp

The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics
  • Author : Roderic Ai Camp
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195377389
  • Pages : 824
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  • Language : English
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A comprehensive view of the remarkable transformation of Mexico's political system to a democratic model. The contributors to this volume assess the most influential institutions, actors, policies and issues in the country's current evolution toward democratic consolidation.


The Politics of Market Discipline in Latin America by Daniela Campello

The Politics of Market Discipline in Latin America
  • Title : The Politics of Market Discipline in Latin America
  • Author : Daniela Campello
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107039258
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Uses a multi-method approach to challenge the notion that financial markets exert a broad influence over economic policy making in emerging economies.


Coalitions and Compliance by Kenneth C. Shadlen

Coalitions and Compliance
  • Title : Coalitions and Compliance
  • Author : Kenneth C. Shadlen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199593906
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Coalitions and Compliance examines how international changes can reconfigure domestic politics. Since the late 1980s, developing countries have been subject to intense pressures regarding intellectual property rights. These pressures have been exceptionally controversial in the area of pharmaceuticals. Historically, fearing the economic and social costs of providing private property rights over knowledge, developing countries did not allow drugs to be patented. Now they must do so, an obligation with significant implications for industrial development and public health. This book analyses different forms of compliance with this new imperative in Latin America, comparing the politics of pharmaceutical patenting in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Coalitions and Compliance focuses on two periods of patent politics: initial conflicts over how to introduce drug patents, and then subsequent conflicts over how these new patent systems function. In contrast to explanations of national policy choice based on external pressures, domestic institutions, or Presidents' ideological orientations, this book attributes cross-national and longitudinal variation to the ways that changing social structures constrain or enable political leaders' strategies to construct and sustain supportive coalitions. The analysis begins with assessment of the relative resources and capabilities of the transnational and national pharmaceutical sectors, and these rival actors' efforts to attract allies. Emphasis is placed on two ways that social structures are transformed so as to affect coalition-building possibilities: how exporters fearing the loss of preferential market access may be converted into allies of transnational drug firms, and differential patterns of adjustment among state and societal actors that are inspired by the introduction of new policies. It is within the changing structural conditions produced by these two processes that political leaders build coalitions in support of different forms of compliance.


Hybrid Factories in Latin America by Katsuo Yamazaki,Tetsuo Abo,JuhnWooseok Juhn

Hybrid Factories in Latin America
  • Title : Hybrid Factories in Latin America
  • Author : Katsuo Yamazaki,Tetsuo Abo,JuhnWooseok Juhn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137287004
  • Pages : 242
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  • Language : English
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Explores the Latin American economy and management through the study of Japanese companies in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Based on detailed case studies, this volume offers a bird's eye view of foreign investments in Latin America.


Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India by Madhavi Gupta,Pushkar

Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India
  • Title : Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India
  • Author : Madhavi Gupta,Pushkar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137365757
  • Pages : 133
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  • Language : English
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India's health failures remain visible and pronounced despite high rates of economic growth since the 1980s and more than six decades of democratic rule. The authors address the key issues that emerge from the country's health situation, speculating on what it will take for low-income groups to begin claiming for better social services