Fragmenting Protection: The Political Economy of Trade Policy in the Post-Communist World

@inproceedings{Frye2003FragmentingPT,
  title={Fragmenting Protection: The Political Economy of Trade Policy in the Post-Communist World},
  author={Timothy Frye and Edward Deering Mansfield},
  year={2003}
}
Scholars and policy makers have displayed a longstanding interest in the politics of economic reform, particularly over the 1990s as former Communist countries struggled to develop market economies. Yet remarkably little systematic research has been conducted on the political economy of commercial reform in the post-Communist world. We argue that the fragmentation of power within post-Communist countries has been a potent force for trade liberalization. In non-democracies where political power… CONTINUE READING