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Studies In Comparative International Development back issues
China Transformed: Historical Change and the Limits of European Experience & The Great Divergence: China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World.(Review)
January 1, 2001... R. Bin Wong, China Transformed: Historical Change and the Limits of European Experience (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997). Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000). These two...
Associations in the Embrace of an Authoritarian State: State Domination of Society? .
January 1, 2001... According to conventional wisdom, associations that are closely linked with and penetrated by an authoritarian state are significant chiefly as symbols of state domination of society. Yet a review of empirical evidence suggests that the nature and significance of incorporated or co-opted...
Incompetence, Noise, and Fear in Central-Local Relations in China.(governmental effectiveness)(Statistical Data Included)
January 1, 2001... In this article, I analyze how the structure of the Chinese state affects the probability that local cadres will comply with the directives of the center. Because the Chinese state consists of a five-level hierarchy of dyadic principal-agent relationships, the existence of even moderate...
Explaining Ethnic Autonomy Regimes in Latin America .
January 1, 2001... Through a systematic examination of nine cases, the author identifies factors that enabled indigenous movements in five Latin American countries to secure formal recognition of politico-territorial autonomy regimes. All nine cases occurred within the framework of a larger regime...
Globalization and Government Spending around the World.(Statistical Data Included)
January 1, 2001... 1. Introduction This article explores the two major contending perspectives on the effects of the international integration of markets for goods, services, and capital on national economic policy choices. The common metaphor of a globalization-induced race to the bottom suggests that...