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Coping with Globalization : Cross-National Patterns in Domestic Governance and Policy Performance - Steve Chan

Coping with Globalization

Cross-National Patterns in Domestic Governance and Policy Performance

By: Steve Chan (Editor), James R. Scarritt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th August 2003
ISBN: 9780714683126
Number Of Pages: 216

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How do processes of globalization evidenced by increasing cross-border flows of capital, goods, people and ideas, affect domestic governance in established countries as well as in fragile, developing societies? How do these forces influence domestic governance and national performance with respect to, for example, human rights, the fulfilment of people's basic needs, and economic growth and competitiveness? What conditions shape the effectiveness with which officials cope with external pressures and internal challenges, perhaps even enabling them to take advantage of these pressures and challenges for a few select countries? What important characteristics separate these more successful countries from those that are less successful? What policy lessons and theoretical implications can one draw from rigorous empirical research?
In addition to these questions, this volume probes the interactions between domestic and international political economies, and inquires about their effects in different regional and national contexts. The contributors seek to identify persistent patterns as well as changing trends in regard to these important questions of theory and policy by applying systematic cross-national analyses.

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Forewordp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Globalization, Soft Hegemony, and Democratization: Their Sources and Effectsp. 1
Globalization, Regimes, and Developmentp. 34
Is it a Small World after All? Globalization and Government Respect for Human Rights in Developing Countriesp. 56
Electoral Institutions and Economic Performance in Africa, 1970-92p. 89
Responses to Economic Risk in Four ASEAN Countries, 1975-97p. 121
Re-Assessing the Relationship Between Globalization and Welfare: Welfare Spending and International Competitiveness in Less Developed Countriesp. 142
Political Uncertainty and Speculative Attacksp. 171
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780714683126
ISBN-10: 0714683124
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 30th August 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.28  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1