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The Currency of Ideas: Monetary Politics in the European Union.(Review)
December 1, 1998... Kathleen R. McNamara, The Currency of Ideas: Monetary Politics in the European Union. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998. 185 pp. Cloth, $29.95; paper, $16.95. Kathleen R. McNamara seeks to explain why European states are successfully cooperating in the setting of exchange rates...
December 1, 1998... George Tsebelis and Jeannette Money, Bicameralism. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 250 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. Bicameralism, compared to single-chamber parliaments, should lead to more stable policy outcomes and reduce conflict to a single main dimension....
THE STRUCTURAL DETERMINANTS OF DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION: Evidence From the Third World.
December 1, 1998... Democratic consolidation is the process by which a newly established democratic regime becomes sufficiently durable that a return to nondemocratic rule is no longer likely. The authors examine a wide range of structural factors that may affect democratic consolidation in Third World...
ON THE ABSENCE OF CENTRIPETAL INCENTIVES IN DOUBLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS: The Case of Chile.
December 1, 1998... In its final months, the Pinochet regime engineered a number of institutional reforms with the intent of bolstering the right side of the spectrum and of promoting centripetal political competition once democratic procedures were reinitiated in 1989. One of the most important reforms...
ETHNIC STABILITY AND URBAN RECONSTRUCTION: Policy Dilemmas in Polarized Cities.
December 1, 1998... This article investigates the role and influence of urban planning in ameliorating or intensifying deeply ingrained ethnic conflict. It is based on more than 70 interviews with urban professionals in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Johannesburg (South Africa). Policy makers in Belfast have...