Political Capacity And Economic Behavior by Marina ArbetmanPolitical Capacity And Economic Behavior by Marina Arbetman

Political Capacity And Economic Behavior

byMarina Arbetman, Jacek KuglerEditorEDITOR *

Paperback | July 6, 1997

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Given today's heightened competition between national economies in the global marketplace, many have come to believe that government intervention is needed in order for a country to maximize its economic well-being. But to what extent can even the most capable government act to attract investment and enhance economic growth without creating or exacerbating conflicts in society?especially when unpopular measures, such as those aimed at controlling inflation and population growth, must be implemented?This timely book by an international team of economists and political scientists tackles that question head on. The contributors draw on theory and empirical data to provide a framework for measuring governments' ability to gather material resources and mobilize populations. They analyze a variety of policy choices made in the United States and in other nations around the world during the past fifty years, showing how states can increase their political capacity and thereby reduce economic transaction costs and domestic resistance to government goals.
Marina Arbetman is assistant professor of political science and political economy at the Murphy Institute of Political Economy, Tulane University, and at the City University of New York. Jacek Kugler is Elisabeth Helm Rosecrans Professor of International Relations at the Center for Politics and Economics, the Claremont Graduate School....
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Title:Political Capacity And Economic BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:351 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.79 inPublished:July 6, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0813333644

ISBN - 13:9780813333649

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How can governments enhance economic growth while avoiding social and political instability? This timely book by an international team of economists and political scientists tackles that question head-on, using theory and empirical data to provide a framework for measuring states' political capacity and offering suggestions for increasing it