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Democratization, development, and the patrimonial state in the age of globalization /
Eric Budd.
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Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2004.
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x, 163 p.
ISBN
0739107143 (acid-free)
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Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2004.
isbn
0739107143 (acid-free)
contents note
Patrimonial barriers to political and economic development -- The political economy of development planning -- From gold rushes to gold diggers : patrimonialism and entrepreneurship -- Democratic consolidation : has certainty been institutionalized? -- Electoral uncertainty and patrimonialism -- Whither the patrimonial state? : democracy and development in the era of globalization.
catalogue key
5095356
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Eric Budd is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fitchburg State College
Reviews
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Eric Budd's fine book identifies patrimonialism as the culprit for both failed democracy and low growth in Africa, Asia and Latin America. One reason is that patrimonialism institutionalizes uncertainty in all the wrong places. For the successful quantitative test of his propositions, Budd develops a new patrimonialism index. Illustrative case studies give flesh to the clearly formulated propositions. This book is ideal for courses in development politics.
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Long Description
Postcolonial Third World states have historically faced two major challenges: the promotion of economic development and the creation of stable democracies. These challenges persist today; in the face of globalization. While some developing former colonial countries have gotten a foothold up on globalization others are not so fortunate. In Democratization, Development and the Patrimonial State in the Age of Globalization author Eric Budd investigates and compares forms of patrimonialism in several developing states. The traditional criticism of development countries, leveled by liberal democracies and their constituents, is that too much patrimonialism acts as a barrier in the face of economic development and democratization. The author considers this criticism through a comparative study of the Philippines, Peru, Taiwan, Chile, Ecuador, and Indonesia. Each case holds a specific relationship to patrimonialism. As a result these cases provide the author with a unique window into the question of patrimonialism and its effect on economic development and the development of democratic societies. Democratization, Development and the Patrimonial State in the Age of Globalization offers a significant contribution to disciplinary discussions in international relations, economics, sociology, development studies and globalization studies.
Main Description
Postcolonial Third World states have historically faced two major challenges: the promotion of economic development and the creation of stable democracies. These challenges persist today; in the face of globalization. While some developing former colonial countries have gotten a foothold up on globalization others are not so fortunate. In Democratization, Development and the Patrimonial State in the Age of Globalization author Eric Budd explores how patrimonialism effects political and socio-economic development, and the impact of globalization on these patrimonial barriers to development and democratization.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Patrimonial Barriers to Political and Economic Developmentp. 1
The Political Economy of Development Planningp. 23
From Gold Rushes to Gold Diggers: Patrimonialism and Entrepreneurshipp. 51
Democratic Consolidation: Has Certainty Been Institutionalized?p. 79
Electoral Uncertainty and Patrimonialismp. 107
Whither the Patrimonial State? Democracy and Development in the Era of Globalizationp. 123
Bibliographyp. 143
Indexp. 159
About the Authorp. 163
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