The Political Economy of the World Coffee Trade
By (author) Robert H. Bates
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Open-Economy Politics by Robert H. Bates
Book DescriptionCoffee is traded in one of the few international markets ever subject to effective political regulation. In Open-Economy Politics, Robert Bates explores the origins, the operations, and the collapse of the International Coffee Organization, an international "government of coffee" that was formed in the 1960s. In so doing, he addresses key issues in international political economy and comparative politics, and analyzes the creation of political institutions and their impact on markets. Drawing upon field work in East Africa, Colombia, and Brazil, Bates explores the domestic sources of international politics within a unique theoretical framework that blends game theoretic and more established approaches to the study of politics. The book will appeal to those interested in international political economy, comparative politics, and the political economy of development, especially in Latin America and Africa, and to readers wanting to learn more about the economic and political realities that underlie the coffee market. It is also must reading for those interested in "the new institutionalism" and modern political economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691005195
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 28-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert H. Bates
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Explores Africa in the late twentieth century, focusing on the logic of political order and the foundations of the state.
Africa's Development in Historical Perspective, Paperback (August 2014)
This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue duree history.
Markets and States in Tropical Africa, Paperback (April 2014)
Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. This book provides a preface and chapter that address the seeds of Africa's recovery and discuss the significance of the continent's success for the arguments of this classic work.
Prosperity and Violence, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Robert H. Bates
In his new edition of Prosperity and Violence, Robert Bates continues to investigate the relationship between political order and economic growth.
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