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The Resource Building legislative coalitions for free trade in Asia : globalization as legislation, Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego

Building legislative coalitions for free trade in Asia : globalization as legislation, Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego

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Building legislative coalitions for free trade in Asia : globalization as legislation
Title
Building legislative coalitions for free trade in Asia
Title remainder
globalization as legislation
Statement of responsibility
Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
What accounts for the large reduction in trade barriers among new democracies in Asia after World War II? Using new data from Japan and Thailand, this book provides a surprising answer: politicians, especially party leaders, liberalized trade by buying off legislative support with side-payments such as pork barrel projects. Trade liberalization was a legislative triumph, not an executive achievement. This finding challenges the conventional 'insulation' argument, which posits that insulating executives from special interest groups and voters is the key to successful trade liberalization. By contrast, this book demonstrates that party leaders built open economy coalitions with legislators by feeding legislators' rent-seeking desires with side-payments rather than depriving their appetites. This book unravels the political foundations of open economy
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UkCbUP
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1973-
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Naoi, Megumi
Dewey number
328.52/0746
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1669.P53
LC item number
N36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Political planning
  • Political planning
  • Political leadership
  • Political leadership
  • Free trade
  • Free trade
  • Finance, Public
  • Finance, Public
  • Japan
  • Thailand
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Building legislative coalitions for free trade in Asia : globalization as legislation, Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Building Open Economy Coalitions: 1. Optimal use of pork, policy, and institutional reforms -- Part II. Empirical Evidence: 2. Use of pork as side-payment; 3. Pro-loser policy during hard times; 4. Helping co-partisan legistrators survive elections: use of institutional reforms; 5. Japanese legislators in rival regions; 6. Thai legislators' position-taking on foreign retail investment -- Part III. Discussion: 7. The political Foundations of an Open Economy: discussion
Control code
CR9781139583435
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107037038
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Building legislative coalitions for free trade in Asia : globalization as legislation, Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Building Open Economy Coalitions: 1. Optimal use of pork, policy, and institutional reforms -- Part II. Empirical Evidence: 2. Use of pork as side-payment; 3. Pro-loser policy during hard times; 4. Helping co-partisan legistrators survive elections: use of institutional reforms; 5. Japanese legislators in rival regions; 6. Thai legislators' position-taking on foreign retail investment -- Part III. Discussion: 7. The political Foundations of an Open Economy: discussion
Control code
CR9781139583435
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107037038
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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