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The Causes and Legacy of the Great Recession in Spain  

Sebastián Royo

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Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
After over two decades of prolonged economic growth, Spain suffered its worst economic crisis in decades between 2008 and 2014. The political, social, and economic consequences of this ... More

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 of ... More

Economic and Social Changes Since the Restoration of Democracy  

Miguel Requena

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Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
This chapter analyses several interrelated processes of economic development, social modernization, and demographic change in Spanish society from 1978 to the present. In this period, the ... More

Economic Policy-Making in Contemporary Spain  

José Fernández-Albertos

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Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
This chapter analyses the institutional, political, and economic determinants of the main dimensions of economic policy in contemporary Spain in the hands of domestic policy-makers: fiscal ... More

The Energy Politics of Brazil  

Eliza Massi and Jewellord Nem Singh

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Jan 2021
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Feb 2020
This chapter examines energy governance in Brazil. It shows that energy security, defined in terms of national security and economic modernization, historically played a significant role in ... More

The Energy Politics of Japan  

Trevor Incerti and Phillip Y. Lipscy

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Jan 2021
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May 2020
Japanese energy policy has attracted renewed attention since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. However, Japan’s energy challenges are nothing new; as a country poor in natural resources, ... More

The Energy Politics of Venezuela  

Antulio Rosales and Miriam Sánchez

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Jan 2021
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May 2020
Venezuela is essential for global energy politics because it has the largest oil reserves in the world. Historically the nation has been a significant producer, but from 2013 onward it ... 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 local ... 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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