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Presidents, Parliaments, and Policy : Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions - Stephan Haggard

Presidents, Parliaments, and Policy

Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions

By: Stephan Haggard (Editor), Matthew D. McCubbins (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th March 2001
ISBN: 9780521773041
Number Of Pages: 378

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Advocates of parliamentary rule have been highly critical of presidentialism for dividing powers and providing the opportunity for gridlock between branches. Yet the great theorists of presidential rule saw in the same institutions a desirable combination of strong leadership with checks on executive discretion. These diverse assessments arise because we have surprisingly little comparative work on how presidential democracies function. The essays in this volume show, through case studies from Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe, how presidential democracies deal with the challenges of economic reform.

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Introduction: political institutions and the determinants of public policy
The institutional determinants of economic policy outcomes
Institutions and public policy in presidential systems
Budgetary Policy Cases
Budget procedure and fiscal restraint in post-transition Chile
Political institutions and public policy in Argentina: an overview of the formation and execution of the National Budget
Democracy and deficits in Taiwan: the politics of fiscal policy, 1986-1996
Regulatory Policy Cases
Political institutions and economic development: the case of electric utility regulation in Argentina and Chile
Power politics: elections and electricity regulation in Taiwan
Privatization in transition economies: politics as usual?
Conclusion: policymaking in presidential systems
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ISBN: 9780521773041
ISBN-10: 0521773040
Series: Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 15th March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61

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