Keith Krehbiel

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science


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This article discusses pivots and provides an overview of pivot theories. It also develops and illustrates a new form of comparative institutional analysis, which would serve as a means for discriminating between such theories. This article shows that pivot theories are rather flexible, and can be powerful tools of contemporary political economy.

Keywords: pivots; pivot theories; comparative institutional analysis; contemporary political economy

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Subjects: Politics ; Political Economy ; Comparative Politics

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