The Politics of Economic Adjustment: International Constraints, Distributive Conflicts and the State / Edition 1

The Politics of Economic Adjustment: International Constraints, Distributive Conflicts and the State / Edition 1

by Stephan Haggard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691003947

ISBN-13: 9780691003948

Pub. Date: 06/25/1992

Publisher: Princeton University Press

In the 1980s some developing countries adopted orthodox market-oriented policies in response to international economic crises, others experimented with alternative programs, and still others failed to develop coherent adjustment strategies of any sort. Building on the case studies in Economic Crisis and Policy Choice, these essays offer comparative analysis of

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In the 1980s some developing countries adopted orthodox market-oriented policies in response to international economic crises, others experimented with alternative programs, and still others failed to develop coherent adjustment strategies of any sort. Building on the case studies in Economic Crisis and Policy Choice, these essays offer comparative analysis of these divergent experiences with macroeconomic stabilization and structural adjustment. Barbara Stallings and Miles Kahler explore the external pressures on governments. Peter Evans and John Waterbury examine the role of the state in the adjustment process, Evans through the lens of earlier historical experience with economic restructuring, Waterbury by focusing on the politics of privatization. Joan Nelson analyzes the politics of income distribution in the adjustment process, and Haggard and Kaufman investigate the political correlates of inflation and stabilization. A final essay assesses the prospects for combining market-oriented reforms with political democratization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691003948
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/25/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Institutions and Economic Adjustment3
Pt. IInternational Constraints
Ch. 1International Influence on Economic Policy: Debt, Stabilization, and Structural Reform41
Ch. 2External Influence, Conditionality, and the Politics of Adjustment89
Pt. IIThe State and the Politics of Adjustment
Ch. 3The State as Problem and Solution: Predation, Embedded Autonomy, and Structural Change139
Ch. 4The Heart of the Matter? Public Enterprise and the Adjustment Process182
Pt. IIIDistributive Politics
Ch. 5Poverty, Equity, and the Politics of Adjustment221
Ch. 6The Political Economy of Inflation and Stabilization in Middle-Income Countries270
Pt. IVConclusion
Ch. 7Economic Adjustment and the Prospects for Democracy319
Index351

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