Pressures to Privatize? The IMF, Globalization, and Partisanship in Latin America

@article{Doyle2012PressuresTP,
  title={Pressures to Privatize? The IMF, Globalization, and Partisanship in Latin America},
  author={David Doyle},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={65},
  pages={572 - 585}
}
  • D. Doyle
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Political Research Quarterly
Despite pervasive downward pressure on government policy from exogenous forces, the author argues that partisanship still exerts an effect on privatization in Latin America. When a country is indebted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a government of the right is in power, scholars can expect increased levels of privatization. However, when a country is indebted to the IMF and a government of the left is in power, electoral incentives will prompt these governments to ignore IMF… 

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