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作者 Naoi, Megumi, 1973- author
書名 Building legislative coalitions for free trade in Asia : globalization as legislation / Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego
出版項 New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9781107037038 (hardback)
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 人文社會聯圖  JQ1669.P53 N36 2015    在架上    30650020063372
說明 xvi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-206) and index
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 legislators survive elections: use of institutional reforms -- 5. Japanese legislators in rival regions -- 6. Thai legislators' position-taking on foreign retail investment liberalization; Part III. Discussion: 7. The political foundations of an open economy: discussion
主題 Political planning -- Japan
Political planning -- Thailand
Political leadership -- Japan
Political leadership -- Thailand
Free trade -- Political aspects -- Japan
Free trade -- Political aspects -- Thailand
Finance, Public -- Japan
Finance, Public -- Thailand
Japan -- Appropriations and expenditures
Thailand -- Appropriations and expenditures
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions. bisacsh
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