The Political Economy of Governance

Institutions, Political Performance and Elections

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ISBN: 978-3-319-15550-0 (Print) 978-3-319-15551-7 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. Institutions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      Demand for Wealth-Reducing Institutional Change: The Role of Ideas and Interests

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      Pages 21-39

      Cultural Legacies: Persistence and Transmission

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      Pages 41-57

      Judicial Independence: Evidence from the Philippine Supreme Court (1970–2003)

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      Pages 59-78

      Comparative Analysis of Institutional Incentives and Organisational Adjustment of Social Actors in Eight European Countries

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      Pages 79-111

      The Historical Origins of Regional Economic Inequality in Spain: The Cultural Legacy of Political Institutions

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      Pages 113-140

      Institutional Change in Spain from Francoism to Democracy: The Effects of the Great Recession

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      Pages 141-153

      Institutional Determinants: A Case Study of IMF Programme and Non-programme Countries

  3. Democracy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 155-155

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      Pages 157-178

      An Experimental Study of Jury Voting Behavior

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      Pages 179-191

      Trading Portfolios: The Stability of Coalition Governments

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      Pages 193-210

      A Median Activist Theorem for Two-Stage Spatial Models

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      Pages 211-229

      No Polarization in Spite of Primaries: A Median Voter Theorem with Competitive Nominations

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      Pages 231-249

      Downsian Competition with Assembly Democracy

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      Pages 251-260

      Rent Seeking and the Size of Parliamentary Majorities

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      Pages 261-265

      A Comment on Choice Rules and Median Outcomes

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      Pages 267-289

      How Should Votes Be Weighted to Reflect the Existing and “Calculated” Distribution of Voting Power of Weighted Voting Organizations Integrating Different Majority Requirements?

  4. Elections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 291-291

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      Pages 293-311

      Party Activists in the 2009 German Federal Elections

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      Pages 313-333

      Application of the Variable Choice Logit Model to the British General Election of 2010

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      Pages 335-362

      Turnout and Polarization Under Alternative Electoral Systems

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      Pages 363-376

      Fiscal Deficits and Type of Government: A Study of Spanish Local Elections

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      Pages 377-393

      Federalism, Proportionality, and Popular Will in US Presidential Elections: Did Colorado Have the Right Idea?