Democratization, Development, and the Patrimonial State in the Age of Globalization

Democratization, Development, and the Patrimonial State in the Age of Globalization

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Postcolonial Third World states have historically faced two major challenges: the promotion of economic development and the creation of stable democracies. These challenges persist today; in the face of globalization. While some developing former colonial countries have gotten a foothold up on globalization others are not so fortunate. In Democratization, Development and the Patrimonial State in the Age of Globalization author Eric Budd explores how patrimonialism effects political and socio-economic development, and the impact of globalization on these patrimonial barriers to development and democratization.
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  • Hardback | 174 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739107143
  • 9780739107140

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Eric Budd's fine book identifies patrimonialism as the culprit for both failed democracy and low growth in Africa, Asia and Latin America. One reason is that patrimonialism institutionalizes uncertainty in all the wrong places. For the successful quantitative test of his propositions, Budd develops a new patrimonialism index. Illustrative case studies give flesh to the clearly formulated propositions. This book is ideal for courses in development politics. -- David D. Laitin, The James T. Wakins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
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About Eric N. Budd

Eric Budd is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fitchburg State College. His articles and book reviews have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, The Philippine Journal of Political Science, and Kasarinlan.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Patrimonial Barriers to Political and Economic Development Chapter 2 The Political Economy of Development Planning Chapter 3 From Gold Rushes to Gold Diggers: Patrimonialism and Entrepreneurship Chapter 4 Democratic Consolidation: Has Certainty Been Institutionalized? Chapter 5 Electoral Uncertainty and Patrimonialism Chapter 6 Whither the Patrimonial State? Democracy and Development in the Era of Globalization
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