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Title The performance of nations / edited by Jacek Kugler and Ronald L. Tammen
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., c2012


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 334 p.)
Contents Political performance / Marina Arbetman Rabinowitz ... [et al.] -- Setting the stage: the politics of economic growth / Mark Abdollahian and Kyungkook Kang -- How political performance impacts conflict and growth / Jacek Kugler, Ronald L. Tammen, and John Thomas -- Political performance, leadership, and regional integration in Europe / Gaspare M. Genna, Birol Yesilada and Peter Noordijk -- Political performance as a moderator of international migration / Tadeusz Kugler, Constantine Boussalis, and Travis G. Coan -- Oil-path to prosperity or poverty: the effects of political performance in Africa / Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz and Kristin Johnson -- Following the wisdom of elders: instability in China / Kristin Johnson, Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, and Siddharth Swaminathan -- Will foreign aid help curb terrorism in Pakistan? / Ayesha Umar Wahedi and Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz -- Provincial politics and the attraction of FDI in india and China / Tadeusz Kugler, Travis G. Coan, and Constantine Boussalis -- Indian performance, religion, and economic growth / Yi Feng and Saumik Paul -- The politics of births in India: evidence from the states / Siddharth Swaminathan and John Thomas -- Government performance and U.S. residential building energy codes / Hal Nelson -- Do local governments matter?: impact of U.S. municipal level relative political extraction capacity on crime rate / Masami Nishishiba, Mariah Kraner, and Mathew Jones -- The contributions of political performance / Jacek Kugler and Ronald L. Tammen
Summary Why do some nations fail while others succeed? How can we compare the political capacity of a totalitarian regime to a democracy? Are democracies always more efficient? The Performance of Nations answers these key questions by providing a powerful new tool for measuring governments' strengths and weaknesses. Allowing researchers to look inside countries down to the local level as well as to compare across societies and over time, the book demonstrates convincingly that political performance is the missing link in measurin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Political stability -- Economic aspects -- Cross-cultural studies
World politics -- Cross-cultural studies
Political indicators -- Cross-cultural studies
Central-local government relations -- Cross-cultural studies
PHILOSOPHY -- Political.
Central-local government relations
Political indicators
Political stability -- Economic aspects
World politics
Internationaler Vergleich
Politische Stabilit├Ąt
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
Author Kugler, Jacek
Tammen, Ronald L., 1943-
LC no. 2021679617
ISBN 9781442217065