Policymaking in Latin America: How Politics Shapes Policies available in Paperback
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- Inter-American Development Bank
What determines the capacity of countries to design, approve, and implement effective public policies? To address this issue, this book builds on the results of a comparative study of political institutions, policymaking processes, and policy outcomes in eight Latin American countries. The volume benefits from both micro detail on the intricacies of policymaking in individual countries and a broad cross-country interdisciplinary analysis of the process in the region.
The country studies demonstrate a deep knowledge of the specific historical dynamics and idiosyncratic structural factors at play in each case, while focusing on the effects of political institutions as viewed through a common analytical lens founded in game theory and institutional analysis. This book should become a staple on the syllabus of any class on Latin American politics or institutional politics and important background reading in many classes on development economics.
|Publisher:||Inter-American Development Bank|
|Series:||David Rockefeller/Inter-American Development Bank Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.07(w) x 8.89(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Mariano Tommasi is Chairman of the Department of Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina.
Carlos Scartascini is Senior Economist in the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank, USA.
?Pablo Spiller is Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Business and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
- Political Institutions, Policymaking, and Policy: An Introduction
- Who’s Who in the PMP: An Overview of Actors, Incentives, and the Roles They Play
- Political Institutions, Policymaking processes, and Policy Outcomes in Argentina
- On the Road to Good Governance: Recovering from Economic and Political Shocks in Brazil
- Political Institutions, Policymaking Processes, and Policy Outcomes in Chile
- Political Institutions and Policy Outcomes in Colombia: The Effects of the 1991 Constitution
- Veto Players, Fickle Institutions, and Low-Quality Policies: the Policymaking Process in Ecuador
- Policymaking in Mexico Under One-Party Hegemony and Divided Government
- Political Institutions, Policymaking Processes, and Policy Outcomes in Paraguay
- Political Institutions and Policymaking in Venezuela: The Rise and Collapse of Political Cooperation