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The Changing Shapes of Latin American Welfare States

Evelyne Huber and Zoila Ponce de León.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Public Administration; Political Economy; Political Behaviour. 8222 words.

Latin American welfare states have undergone major changes over the past half century. As of 1980, there were only a handful of countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Uruguay)...

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Cohesion Policy and European Union Politics

Simona Piattoni and Laura Polverari.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Economy; Political Institutions. 14540 words.

Cohesion policy is one of the longest-standing features of the European construction; its roots have been traced as far back as the Treaty of Rome. Over time, it has become one of the most...

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Davenant, Charles (1656–1714), government official and political economist

Julian Hoppit.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Economics; Political Economy. 2241 words.

Davenant, Charles (1656–1714), government official and political economist, was born in London on 17 November 1656, the eldest son of Sir William Davenant (1606–1668), the poet and...

Democratic Backsliding in the European Union

Nick Sitter and Elisabeth Bakke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Economy; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 8799 words.

Democratic backsliding in European Union (EU) member states is not only a policy challenge for the EU, but also a potential existential crisis. If the EU does too little to deal with member...

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Electoral Systems and Policy Outcomes

Stephanie J. Rickard.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Public Administration; Political Economy; Political Institutions. 8891 words.

Policies as diverse as tariffs, exchange rates, and unemployment insurance vary across democratic countries. In an attempt to explain this cross-national variation, scholars have turned to...

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The Political Economy of the Developmental State in Latin America

José Carlos Orihuela.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online November 2019 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations; Public Administration; Political Economy. 11264 words.

The role of the state in economic development is broad, old, and metamorphic. Drawing on historical political economy and a critical reading of new institutional scholarship, our...

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The Politics of Domestic Taxation

Lucy Barnes.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations; Public Administration; Political Economy; Political Institutions. 9585 words.

All governments require revenue, and domestic taxes are the primary means for generating it. Yet both the size and shape of taxation vary significantly across countries and have been...

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The Resource Curse in Latin America

Elissaios Papyrakis and Lorenzo Pellegrini.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Economy; International Relations. 8017 words.

The resource curse hypothesis suggests that countries that are rich in natural resources are more likely to experience poor economic growth and other developmental problems. Latin American...

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Technocratic Government and Economic Policy

Despina Alexiadou.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations; Public Administration; Political Economy. 6558 words.

The surge in the appointments of technocrats to the top economic portfolios of finance since the 2009 Great Recession, and even the formation of fully technocratic governments in Europe,...

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