Constraints and Development

  • Joel David MooreEmail author
Part of the The Political Economy of East Asia book series (TPEEA)


This chapter explores the scholarship on veto players and development in depth and develops a typology that accounts for the anomalies identified in the first chapter. I argue that the degree of systemic vulnerability is the deciding factor in determining the type of economic governance institutions for single veto player autocracies. For single veto player governments, a particularistic policy environment and a hierarchical variety of capitalism will emerge unless systemic vulnerabilities are present as an alternative form of constraint. Thus, systemic vulnerability conditions the impact of the single veto player. Conversely, governments with very many veto players will have hierarchical governance systems because the various veto players will be unable to cooperate in order to restrict the provision of political rents.


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  1. 1.Monash University MalaysiaBandar SunwayMalaysia

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