Modern Political Economy: Old Topics, New Directions / Edition 1

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Calling for a reaffirmation of the importance of the unified study of political economy, this volume explores the frontiers of the interaction between politics and markets. It brings together leaders from various areas, drawing on theoretical and empirical analysis.
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"This collection of new papers presents and surveys some aspects of this new field [of political economy] and reminds us of how wide-ranging its achievements are. It should be of value not only to economists but to political scientists as well." Mancur Olson, University of Maryland at College Park
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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editors' preface
Introduction 1
1 The economics and politics of regulation: perspectives, agenda, and approaches 10
2 Regulatory commitment and utilities' privatization: implications for future comparative research 63
3 The political economy of transformation: liberalization and property rights 80
4 Politics and trade policy 108
5 Elections, party structure, and the economy 145
6 The politics and economics of budget deficit control: policy questions and research questions 171
7 Law, legislation, and positive political theory 191
8 The rational choice theory of social institutions: cooperation, coordination, and communication 216
Index 269
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