Dan Slater

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Scholars of development have learned a great deal about what economic institutions do, but much less about the origins of such arrangements. This essay introduces and assesses a new political explanation for the origins of "developmental states"-organizational complexes in which expert and coherent bureaucratic agencies collaborate with organized private(More)
While acknowledging the many forms and contributions of multi-method research (MMR), we examine the costs of treating it as best practice on the grounds that it reduces method-specific weaknesses and increases external validity for findings. Focusing on MMR that combines some type of qualitative analysis with statistical or formal approaches, we demonstrate(More)
With both the complexity of motion picture scenery and costs increasing, the motion picture industry is looking for cost effective methods to produce the desired film images. One approach is to inset actors into miniature sets. Maintaining correct perspective relationships between the scene components is critical to the illusion. Magicam has developed a(More)
Thanks to Emily Broeckling and Dan Reiter for their help with this paper. This paper is a working draft. Please do not cite without permission from the authors. Abstract: How do authoritarian institutions affect the conflict propensity of these states? This paper examines this question using a new institutional typology of authoritarian states, which(More)
Party politicians in dominant party autocracies are not always in charge of taking the most important authoritative decisions in a country. Instead, it is the bureaucracy-staffed by non-party men-the one in charge of deciding the policies of the country and party politicians the ones in charge of controlling the opposition and implementing some of these(More)
  • Alberto Simpser, Daniela Donno-Panayides, Steven Aaberg, Isabella Alcániz, Michael Alvarez, David Bearce +12 others
  • 2008
The monitoring of elections by international groups has become widespread. But can it have unintended negative consequences for domestic politics? We argue that high-quality election monitoring, by preventing certain forms of manipulation such as stuffing ballot boxes, can unwittingly induce incumbents to resort to tactics of election manipulation that are(More)
The next generation of antennas will benefit from advanced instrumentation receivers capable of providing simultaneous analog and digital IF inputs, better TR pulse synchronization and high resolution pulse profiling. One such receiver uses a synergistic combination of a tightly coupled FPGA based beam controller, high performance analog digitizers,(More)
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