Federalism and the Market: Intergovernmental Conflict and Economic Reform in the Developing World

Federalism and the Market: Intergovernmental Conflict and Economic Reform in the Developing World

by Erik Wibbels
     
 

This 2005 book explores conflict between national and subnational politicians over the formulation of economic policy.See more details below

Overview

This 2005 book explores conflict between national and subnational politicians over the formulation of economic policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107404830
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2012
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Erik Wibbels is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington. His research interests include market transitions, particularly in Latin America, and the political economy of federalism. His recent work has appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and Studies in Comparative International Development. He is currently working on two book projects - one on the comparative historical foundations of federal constitutions and the other on the relationship between the global economy and redistributive politics in the developing world.

Table of Contents

1. Intergovernmental bargaining and economic policy in federations; 2. From market-preserving to market-distorting federalism: divergent incentives and economic reform in developing nations; 3. Federalism and the decentralized politics of macroeconomic policy and performance; 4. Testing the argument - macroeconomic reform beyond the federal-unitary distinction; 5. Partisan harmony, vertical accountability, and market transitions - the case of Argentina; 6. Regional competition, fiscal dependence and subnational incentives in the Argentine provinces; 7. The view from below - the politics of public sector reform in three Argentine provinces; 8. Conclusion - comparative federalism, market reform, and future research; References.

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