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Party Systems and Electoral Volatility in Latin America: A Test of Economic, Institutional, and Structural Explanations
Three different theoretical explanations are tested for the exceptionally high level of electoral volatility found in contemporary Latin America: economic voting, institutional characteristics ofExpand
Dependency Revisited: International Markets, Business Cycles, and Social Spending in the Developing World
While increased exposure to the global economy is associated with increased welfare effort in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the opposite holds in the developingExpand
Fiscal Decentralization and the Business Cycle: An Empirical Study of Seven Federations
Although fiscal policies of central governments sometimes provide modest insurance against regional income shocks, this paper shows that procyclical fiscal policy among provincial governments canExpand
MADISON IN BAGHDAD?: Decentralization and Federalism in Comparative Politics
▪ Abstract Research on comparative decentralization and federalism is a booming industry. Recent research integrates insights from political science, economics, and economic history in emphasizingExpand
Lessons from Strange Cases
The work linking natural resource wealth to authoritarianism and under-development suffers from several shortcomings. In this article, the authors outline those shortcomings and address them in a newExpand
Globalization, Taxation, and Burden-Shifting in Latin America
Most researchers interested in the relationship between global markets and public policy focus on advanced industrial democracies. In contrast, we examine competing hypotheses as to globalization'sExpand
Riding the Wave: World Trade and Factor-Based Models of Democratization
Studies of “waves” of regime change, in which large numbers of countries experience similar political transitions at roughly similar periods of time, though once popular, have fallen from favor.Expand
Decentralized Governance, Constitution Formation, and Redistribution
What determines the relative strength of central and regional governments? Why do centers engage in more or less geographically based economic redistribution? And why do some centers redistributeExpand
Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War Revisited
In an important recent article, Fearon and Laitin (2003) present strong evidence against the conventional wisdom that the root cause of civil wars in the latter half of the 20th century is ethnic andExpand
Federalism and the Politics of Macroeconomic Policy and Performance
Using economic data for the period between 1979 and 1995 for forty-six large federal and unitary developing nations, I analyze the impact of political federalism in the developing world on a numberExpand