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Voting for Reform : Democracy, Liberalization, and Economic Adjustment - Stephan Haggard

Voting for Reform

Democracy, Liberalization, and Economic Adjustment

By: Stephan Haggard (Editor), Steven B. Webb (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th September 1994
ISBN: 9780195209877
Number Of Pages: 536

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Can a developing country balance a stable democracy with a well-functioning market economy? THis question is addressed in this book by showing how political reforms influence the efforts of governments to initiate and sustain economic reforms. THe case studies used focus on two clusters of policies: monetary and fiscal controls, and trade and exhcange rate mechanims. In contrast to many analyses, the studies consider these policies not only as fuctions of their intended economc effects but also as outcomes of interactions among politicians, bureaucreats, an interest groups. The studies also examine the evolving institutional context in each country. The book explains how conflicts between pluralist politics and growth-promoting policies can be resolved, and it shows why adjustment is not complete until the public has voted for reform.

"This excellent collection of 11 thought-provoking essays explores the crucial link between political and economic reforms....Strongly recommended as reference and source materials to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students as well as to policy makers."--Choice "...They offer a wealth of empirical data that should be of interest to anyone engaged in building theory about transitions to democracy and the market economy."--Comparative Politics "This excellent collection of 11 thought-provoking essays explores the crucial link between political and economic reforms....Strongly recommended as reference and source materials to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students as well as to policy makers."--Choice "...They offer a wealth of empirical data that should be of interest to anyone engaged in building theory about transitions to democracy and the market economy."--Comparative Politics

Foreword
Preface
Introductionp. 1
Political Models of Macroeconomic Policy and Fiscal Reformsp. 37
The Rush to Free Trade in the Developing World: Why So Late? Why Now? Will It Last?p. 61
Spain: Dual Transition Implemented by Two Partiesp. 89
Turkey: Democratization and Adjustment from Abovep. 128
Poland: The Political Economy of Shock Therapyp. 185
Chile: Sustaining Adjustment during Democratic Transitionp. 242
Senegal: Stalled Reform in a Dominant Party Systemp. 290
Mexico: Radical Reform in a Dominant Party Systemp. 360
Thailand: Economic and Political Gradualismp. 411
Nigeria: Economic and Political Reforms at Cross Purposesp. 453
Contributorsp. 503
Credits for Cover Photographsp. 506
Indexp. 507
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ISBN: 9780195209877
ISBN-10: 0195209877
Series: World Bank Publication
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 15th September 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 14.73  x 3.53
Weight (kg): 0.73