Governance and Economic Development: A Comparative Institutional Approach

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 433 pages
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'. . . this volume is an excellent resource for those interested in the analysis of institutions' design and economic development. . .'
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Contents

market state and economic development
1
11 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY REFORM AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE ECONOMY AND THE POLITY
3
BEYOND THE STATEVERSUS MARKET DEBATE
5
13 RESEARCH STRATEGY
15
Policy reform institutions and economic performance
21
2 The Washington Consensus and its limits
23
3 From New Political Economy to New Institutional Economics
38
31 THE NEW POLITICAL ECONOMY
39
53 IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF POLICY MAKING THROUGH INSTITUTION BUILDING
137
531 State Strength Administrative Capability and Credible Commitments
138
532 Limiting State Strength
144
533 Capacity Building Implementation and Enforcement
149
534 Key Economic Institutions
156
536 The Components of a MarketEnhancing Governance Structure
173
evidence from less developed countries and economies in transition
186
THE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
188

311 Features of the New Political Economy
40
312 Rational Politics Irrational Economics
42
Positive Economics Negative Politics?
45
32 THE NEW INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS
48
321 Definition and Classification of Institutions
50
322 The Assumptions Axioms and Terminology of the NIE
53
323 The Functions of Institutions
57
324 The Intentional Design of Institutions and the Political Steering of Social Processes
60
4 Institutional change and economic performance
69
INDUCED INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE
70
COLLECTIVE ACTION PROBLEMS AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS
78
43 POLITICAL ECONOMY INSTITUTIONS AND ADAPTIVE EFFICIENCY
93
44 THE NEED FOR A POLITICOINSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATION OF POLICY REFORM
102
Governance theory and practice
115
conceptual considerations
117
WHATS IN A WORD?
119
52 THE DIMENSIONS OF EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE
132
EAST ASIA
214
621 Getting interventions right
217
governance in the HPAEs
219
governance and economic performance after the Asian crisis
232
63 GOVERNANCE AND SYSTEMIC TRANSFORMATION
242
China India and Russia
244
Marketpreserving federalism
246
the Visegrad countries
298
politicoinstitutional structures and economic development in comparative perspective
330
71 THE EVOLUTION OF EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE
334
72 HOW TO PROMOTE EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE? THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS24
351
73 TOWARDS A POSTWASHINGTON CONSENSUS?
368
Appendix
379
References
382
Index
423
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