Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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The Left’s Dirty Job

The Left’s Dirty Job

The Politics of Industrial Restructuring in France and Spain

The Left’s Dirty Job compares the experiences of recent socialist governments in France and Spain, examining how the governments of Franois Mitterrand (1981-1995) and Felipe Gonzalez (1982-1996) provide a key test of whether a leftist approach to industrial restructuring is possible. Taking the unusual position that these governments’ policies were generally similar to those in European countries, this study provides insight into these important socialist governments.

Public Spirit in the Thrift Tragedy

Public Spirit in the Thrift Tragedy

In this award-winning analysis, Rom examines the political causes of the “thrift tragedy” during the 1980s when the FSFIC failed spectacularly, and cost taxpayers an estimated $200 billion.

Winner of the Harold Lasswell Award of the American Political Science Association

Debt Wish

Debt Wish

Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development

Albert Sbragia considers American urban government as an investor whether for building infrastructure or supporting economic development. Over time, such investment has become disconnected from the normal political and administrative processes of local policymaking through the use of special public spending authorities like water and sewer commissions and port, turnpike, and public power authorities.

Privatization and Political Change in Mexico

Privatization and Political Change in Mexico

Since 1983, Mexico has undergone a rapid and thorough economic restructuring program, with privatization at the core. The government has divested itself of hundreds of public companies, increasing the role of private capital, both domestic and foreign. Supporters have argued that divestiture would have positive implications for Mexican democracy, but Judith A. Teichman concludes that political and economic power in Mexico is more concentrated and exclusionary than ever. She uses extensive field research, including interviews with top political and business leaders to describe and analyze the process by which the Mexican state has reformed its mammoth public enterprise sector.

The SEC and Capital Market Regulation

The SEC and Capital Market Regulation

The Politics of Expertise

Khademian examines the significance of the SEC for securities policy and uses the agency as a model for the study of bureaucracy and bureaucratic theory.

Politics within the State

Politics within the State

Elite Bureaucrats and Industrial Policy in Authoritarian Brazil

Ben Ross Schneider analyzes how Brazil’s bureaucracy of politics and personalism has effectively contributed to state-led industrialization in the post-1945 era.

Oil and Mexican Foreign Policy

Oil and Mexican Foreign Policy

A study of the booming Mexican oil industry and their changing foreign policy toward the United States, from the 1970s to the 1980s.

Social Security in Latin America

Social Security in Latin America

Pressure Groups, Stratification, and Inequality

A comprehensive and sophisticated study of the relationship between social security policy and inequality in Latin America.

Comparative Socialist Systems

Comparative Socialist Systems

Essays on Politics and Economics

“The editors have merged work from two disciplines, economics and political science; in a summary conclusion, a sociologist suggests possible extensions in the comparison of socialist systems for the future. . . . contributes generously to the field.”—Slavic Review

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