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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 47.00
Stuffing the Ballot Box is a pioneering study of electoral fraud and reform. It focuses on Costa Rica, a country where parties gradually transformed a fraud-ridden political system into one renowned for its stability and fair elections by the mid-twentieth century. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00
This book represents the first comprehensive study evaluating the comparative performance of national environmental policies since the beginning of the modern environmental era. It lays out four major explanations of environmental performance and evaluates them using an advanced statistical analysis of data from seventeen wealthy countries. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
This study explores legislative politics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Instead of beginning with an assumption that these legislatures are either rubber-stamps or obstructionist bodies, the chapters provide a fresh analytical approach to describe and explain the role of these representative bodies in these consolidating democracies. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00
The essays in this book trace the development of Joel Migdal's 'state-in-society' approach. This approach illuminates how power is exercised around the world, and how and when patterns of power change. The essays situate the approach within the classic literature in political science, sociology, and related disciplines. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 27.00
Due to economic crises, labor parties followed economic policies that hurt labor unions during the 1990s, such as trade liberalization and privatization. This book explains why labor unions resisted on some occasions, and submitted on others, and the consequences of their actions by studying three countries: Argentina, Mexico, and Venezuela. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00
Government size has become the most important policy difference between the left and right in postwar politics but the formation of the government's funding base has not been explored. Junko Kato finds that the differentiation of tax revenue structure is path dependent upon the shift to regressive taxation. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 26.00
This book analyzes fresh evidence from Southern Mexico about the effects of this global wave of policy reforms. The analysis shows that free-market reforms, rather than unleashing market forces, trigger the construction of different types of new regulatory institutions with contrasting consequences for economic efficiency and social justice. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00
This study examines the process by which the seemingly impossible in 1987 - the disintegration of the Soviet state - became the seemingly inevitable by 1991, providing an original interpretation not only of the Soviet collapse, but also of the phenomenon of nationalism more generally. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00
The establishment of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan presents both a complex set of empirical puzzles and a theoretical challenge. Why did three states with similar cultural, historical, and structural legacies establish such different electoral systems? How did these distinct outcomes result from strikingly similar institutional... more...