The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy (Hardcover)

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The diffusion of markets and democracy around the world was a defining feature of the late twentieth century. Many social scientists view this economic and political liberalization as the product of independent choices by national governments. This book argues that policy and political changes were influenced heavily by prior actions of external actors: not just other governments, but international organizations and communities of experts. Drawing together insights from economics, sociology, political science and international relations, the contributors focus on four mechanisms by which markets and democracy have diffused through interdependent decision-making: coercion and the impact of powerful countries and international actors; economic competition for markets and investment; learning from experiences of other countries; and emulation among countries. These mechanisms are tested empirically using sophisticated quantitative techniques in areas as diverse as capital account and investment policy, human rights and democratization, and government downsizing, privatization and taxation.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521878890
SKU 207643061
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521878896
Release Date 5/14/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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