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A Global Model for Forecasting Political Instability
Examining onsets of political instability in countries worldwide from 1955 to 2003, we develop a model that distinguishes countries that experienced instability from those that remained stable with aExpand
Democratic Transitions
Przeworski et al. (2000) challenge the key hypothesis in modernization theory: political regimes do not transition to democracy as per capita incomes rise, they argue. Rather, democratic transitionsExpand
Markets and States in Tropical Africa. The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE: GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN MAJOR MARKETS 1. Policies Toward Cash Crops for Export 2. The Food Sector: The Political Dynamics of Pricing Policies 3. TheExpand
Markets and States in Tropical Africa: The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies
Markets and States in Tropical AfricaBanana CulturesWhy Forests? Why Now?Agricultural Technologies and Tropical DeforestationFarm management extension guide. 1. Marketoeriented farming : anExpand
Essays on the political economy of rural Africa
  • R. Bates
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1983
The essays in this volume represent a dialogue between theory and data. The theory is drawn from a branch of contemporary political economy which can also be labeled the collective-choice school. TheExpand
When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa
Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction 2. From fable to fact Part II. Sewing the Seeds: 3. Political legacies 4. Policy choices 5. Subnational tensions Part III. Things Fell Apart: 6. Things fellExpand
Prosperity and Violence: The Political Economy of Development
This text looks back over the history of human civilization and explains the origins of the modern state, focusing on the stages though which capitalism evolves as a culture moves from dispersedExpand
A Note on Taxation, Development, and Representative Government
This article proposes a model representing the relationship between economic actors and revenue seeking governments. Given a need for revenues, the model predicts the allocation of the new tax burdenExpand
Making Aid Work
With more than a billion people now living on less than a dollar a day, and with eight million dying each year because they are simply too poor to live, most would agree that the problem of globalExpand