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Description - The Politics of Market Reform in Fragile Democracies by Kurt Weyland

This book takes a powerful new approach to a question central to comparative politics and economics: Why do some leaders of fragile democracies attain political success when pursuing drastic, painful economic reforms while others see their political careers implode? Kurt Weyland examines the surprising willingness of presidents in four Latin American countries to enact daring reforms and the unexpected resultant popular support. He argues that only using the insights of prospect theory to understand how leaders understand the gains and losses from reform can one fully account for the twists and turns of politics and economic policy in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela during the 1980s and 1990s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691117874
ISBN-10: 069111787X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kurt Weyland

Kurt Weyland is Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of "Democracy without Equity: Failures of Reform in Brazil".

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