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Africa’s Political Economy in the Contemporary Era

Peter M. Lewis.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development

July 2018; p ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Economy. 14622 words.

This article discusses Africa’s political economy in the contemporary era. It begins with an overview of various theories, models and debates that address African economic performance...

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Agency and Gender Norms in War Economies

Patti Petesch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

February 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Economy. 5133 words.

This chapter describes shifts in gender roles and agency during times of conflict, noting that the changes men and women experience are interdependent and arguing that a conflict period may...

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Agroecological Intensification of Smallholder Farming

Rebecca Nelson and Richard Coe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society

January 2015; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Economy. 11699 words.

The smallholder farmers who cultivate many of the planet’s diverse production systems are faced with numerous challenges, including poverty, shrinking farm sizes, degrading natural...

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Albert O. Hirschman, <i>Exit, Voice and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States</i>

Keith Dowding.

in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

March 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Economy. 7700 words.

This chapter discusses Albert Hirschman’s Exit, Voice and Loyalty, a classic known for its relatively simple argument that has found many applications in fields ranging from personal...

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Alternative Paths to Food Security

Norman Uphoff.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society

January 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Economy; Comparative Politics. 12597 words.

This chapter examines an agroecological approach to agricultural development called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). SRI can boost paddy yields by 50 to 100 percent using less...

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Ambiguous Transformations

Eric Helleiner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

June 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Economy. 8019 words.

Over the past century, international financial crises have often helped transform the role of the state within domestic economies as well as the nature of economic relations between states....

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Anthony Downs, “Up and Down with Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention’ Cycle”

Kuhika Gupta and Hank Jenkins-Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

March 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Economy; Comparative Politics. 4447 words.

This chapter comments on Anthony Downs’s 1972 seminal paper “Up and Down with Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention’ Cycle,” which tackles the concept of “public” or “issue” attention. Focusing on...

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Appointing Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists

Despina Alexiadou.

in Ideologues, Partisans, and Loyalists

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Comparative Politics. 5761 words.

When and why should party leaders appoint ideologues and partisans over loyalists? This chapter develops a theory of ministerial appointments, which stresses the strategic nature of the...

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Authenticity and Sustainability in Responsible Tourism

Jane Carnaffan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Economy. 346 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article.

Tourism is...

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Authoritarian Government

Stephen Haber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Political Economy; Comparative Politics. 7082 words.

This article discusses authoritarian government, and argues that the literature on authoritarianism can be integrated into a unified framework that explains variance in economic performance...

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