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Ecologies of Rule: Politics, Political Economy, and Governing the Environment in Nigeria  

Michael J. Watts

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
This chapter is an exploration of the relations between the country’s ecology, environmental governance, and political economy. It is structured around several themes. First, an analysis ... More

Fiscal Federalism, Subnational Politics, and State Creation in Contemporary Nigeria  

Olufunmbi Elemo

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Through cycles of civilian and military government, Nigeria’s political leadership has prioritized gaining access to revenue in order to distribute resources via patronage systems. As a ... More

Fiscal Policy during Boom and Bust: Kingsley Moghalu and Nonso Obikili  

Kingsley C. Moghalu and Nonso Obikili

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
This chapter explores the history and challenges of fiscal policy in Nigeria. It examines fiscal policy since independence in 1960 up until contemporary times. It explores the transition ... More

Nigeria’s Petroleum Booms: A Changing Political Economy  

Peter M. Lewis

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Petroleum has been key to Nigeria’s political economy since the 1970s, giving rise to a syndrome called the “resource curse.” This includes a revenue monoculture, procyclical policies, ... More

The Political Economy of Israeli Neoliberalism  

Ronen Mandelkern and Michael Shalev

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Oct 2018
Israel’s political economy has been transformed since the 1980s from a developmental to a neoliberal model. This chapter describes and explains this transformation, emphasizing the ... More

Rethinking the Institutional Foundations of China’s Hypergrowth: Official Incentives, Institutional Constraints, and Local Developmentalism  

Fubing Su, Ran Tao, and Dali L. Yang

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Jul 2018
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Jan 2017
This article examines the institutional foundations of the remarkable growth of the Chinese economy, paying particular attention to official incentives, institutional constraints, and ... More

Revenue and Representation: The Political Economy of Public Participation  

Oliver Owen

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Tax and revenue have shaped and reshaped Nigeria’s administration, institutions, and practices and informed the way that governance and power have been created and understood by ordinary ... More

The “Resource Curse” and the Constraints on Reforming Nigeria’s Oil Sector  

Zainab Usman

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
This chapter analyzes the dysfunctions of Nigeria’s oil sector, often framed as the “resource curse.” The resource curse thesis has for long been employed to explain the developmental ... More

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