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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(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Princeton University Press
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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".