Public Policy in the Age of Globalization: Responses to Environmental and Economic Crises

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This book focuses on changes in environmental and economic policies in six developing countries. It shows how domestic politics interact with international actors such as multilateral institutions. It offers lively accounts of the behavior of political actors, interest groups, and the civil society, particularly environmentalists. It shows how ideas such as those of neoliberal economics affect policymaking, specifically during or after crisis, and also how social protest and ...

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Overview

This book focuses on changes in environmental and economic policies in six developing countries. It shows how domestic politics interact with international actors such as multilateral institutions. It offers lively accounts of the behavior of political actors, interest groups, and the civil society, particularly environmentalists. It shows how ideas such as those of neoliberal economics affect policymaking, specifically during or after crisis, and also how social protest and demands for sustainable development are mobilized.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333998489
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: International Political Economy Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Helge Hveen is at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.

Kristen Nordhaug is in International Development Studies, Roskilde University

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Preface
1 Introduction: National Institutions and the Politics of Adjustment to Globalization 1
2 Shooting for Reform. The Interplay of External and Domestic Constraints in Argentina 23
3 The Limits to Liberalization: Adjustment, the Environment and Political Reaction in Costa Rica 45
4 Weaving through Paradoxes: Democratization, Globalization and Environment Politics in South Korea 71
5 Industry Interests, Institutional Inertia and Activism. Late Liberalization and the Environment in India 96
6 Reforms as a Domestic and International Process. Liberalization and Industry in the Ivory Coast 125
7 Sunset or Sunrise? Regime Change and Institutional Adjustment in South Africa - a Critical Analysis 163
8 Summary and Conclusions: Adjusting Trade Liberalization and Environmental Protection Demands in an Era of Globalization 198
References 226
Index 247
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