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Studies in Political Economy

The Political Economy of Governance

Institutions, Political Performance and Elections

Editors: Schofield, Norman, Caballero, Gonzalo (Eds.)

  • Provides insights in the research frontier of contemporaneous political economy
  • Presents studies aimed at understanding the governance of nations
  • Showcases advances in democratic performance and voting
  • Includes both theoretical and empirical analysis of relevant cases in political economy
  • Contains studies in institutional analysis that propel the integration of politics and economics
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About this book

Understanding the governance of nations is a key challenge in contemporaneous political economy. This book provides new advances and the latest research in the field of political economy, dealing with the study of institutions, governance, democracy and elections. The volume focuses on issues such as the role of institutions and political governance in society, the working of democracy and the electoral performance in several case studies. The chapters involve cutting edge research on many different countries, including the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and the Third World. The authors of the chapters are leading scholars in political economy from America, Europe and Asia.

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“This volume presents important work that challenges existing theories and evidence on institutions, democracy and elections. The chapters contribute to our understanding on the persistent effect of historical institutions on current institutions and on the decisions of different economic and political actors; on how governments are forced to induce changes in institutions and how these changes may take decades to materialize; on how popular demands induce government to make institutional changes that may not be welfare enhancing.” (Maria Gallego, Journal of Economic and Social Thought, Vol. 2 (4), December, 2015)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Demand for Wealth-Reducing Institutional Change: The Role of Ideas and Interests

    Eggertsson, Thráinn

    Pages 3-20

  • Cultural Legacies: Persistence and Transmission

    Peisakhin, Leonid

    Pages 21-39

  • Judicial Independence: Evidence from the Philippine Supreme Court (1970–2003)

    Desierto, Desiree A.

    Pages 41-57

  • Comparative Analysis of Institutional Incentives and Organisational Adjustment of Social Actors in Eight European Countries

    Nonell, Rosa (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • The Historical Origins of Regional Economic Inequality in Spain: The Cultural Legacy of Political Institutions

    Soto-Oñate, David

    Pages 79-111

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15551-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15550-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35988-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Governance
Book Subtitle
Institutions, Political Performance and Elections
Editors
  • Norman Schofield
  • Gonzalo Caballero
Series Title
Studies in Political Economy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15551-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15551-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15550-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35988-5
Series ISSN
2364-5903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 393
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations
Topics