Coffee is traded in one of the few international markets ever subject to effective political regulation. In "Open-Economy Politics, Robert Bates explores the origins, the operations, and the collapse of the International Coffee Organization, an international "government of coffee" that was formed in the 1960s. In so doing, he addresses key issues in international political economy and comparative politics, and analyzes the creation of political institutions and their impact on markets. Drawing upon field work in East Africa, Colombia, and Brazil, Bates explores the domestic sources of international politics within a unique theoretical framework that blends game theoretic and more established approaches to the study of politics.
The book will appeal to those interested in international political economy, comparative politics, and the political economy of development, especially in Latin America and Africa, and to readers wanting to learn more about the economic and political realities that underlie the coffee market. It is also must reading for those interested in "the new institutionalism" and modern political economy.
A no-nonsense academic study of the politics of coffee . . .
|List of Maps and Figures|
|List of Tables|
|Brazil as Market Maker||p. 26|
|Colombia's Entry||p. 51|
|The Demand for an Institution: The Producers Maneuver||p. 90|
|The Supply of an Institution: United States' Entry||p. 120|
|The Functioning of an Institution: The International Coffee Organization||p. 136|
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Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23rd December 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.2 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53