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correttamente, resta comunque il problema di costringere il sistema politico ad invertire la rotta ripartendosi l'impopolarita dell'adozione di tali misure. CARLO DE NICOLA Universita di Roma «La Sapienza» M.A.G. VAN MEERHAEGHE, International Economic Institutions, Dordrecht, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1985, pp. 427. Questo volume, che e la quarta edizione della fortunata opera di Marcel van Meerhaeghe, vede la luce in un periodo in cui le organizzazioni intemazionali, ed in primo luogo l'Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite, attraversano una grave crisi, dovuta non

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197 Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice • vol 33 • no 2 • 197–224 • © AESP 2018 Print ISSN 2515 6918 • Online ISSN 2515 6926 https://doi.org/10.1332/251569118X15388187137839 RESEARCH ARTICLE Imperfect democracy and economic freedom Ryan H. Murphy, rhmurphy@smu.edu Southern Methodist University, USA Recent research has explored the determinants of economic freedom, an important measure of institutional quality. Concurrently, some scholars have posited a negative relationship between the quality of economic institutions and democracy, specifically at

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elections as a measure of success when they ought to focus on providing opportunities for local self-governance, establishing a framework for limited government and creating economic institutions that encourage wealth creation, in particular, a more effective system of private property rights to land. Our argument distinguishes between two types of state building. The first is the historical process whereby the state replaced competing organisations in response to changes in domestic and external conditions. In Mesopotamia, the state gradually superseded hunter

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has to do with our estimation procedure, which is described later. As the principal interest of our article is the effects of democratisation and regime stability on monetary policy, a comprehensive measure of the latter features is also required. Following previous studies, we use the change in the EFW index by Gwartney et al (2018) . This index is published annually by the Canadian Fraser Institute and includes 43 specific components, all measured on a 0 (least free) to 10 (most free) scale, reflecting the degree to which the economic institutions and policies

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115 SEVEN Indigenous policy: Canberra consensus on a neoliberal project of improvement Jon Altman This chapter does four things. First it provides a brief history of Australian Indigenous policy in the modern era demarcated by the 1967 Constitutional Referendum. Next it looks at contemporary Indigenous policy – in particular, Closing the Gap strategies – and its unrelenting focus on a form of convergence and structural adjustment based on Western economic institutions and norms as measured by statistical indicators. Governments of all political

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-breaking’ ( 2007 , 163) and William Easterly described it as ‘one of the most important contributions to the literature on the economies of democracy in a very long time’ (2007, 173). With this acclaim, it is fair to say that Acemoglu and Robinson represent a predominant and prizewinning branch of political economic analysis conducted in the United States, a kind of political economy especially concerned with macroeconomic growth. One of their core beliefs is that the US has a high degree of democratization because of its inclusive economic institutions (Acemoglu and Robinson

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sudden expansion in state-led governance mean for democratic visions and practices? Our main interest is on horizons that could radicalize democracy, the possibility for the people to take equal part in decisions that concern the basic conditions of their lives. On the one hand, radicalized democracy refers to attempts to bring economic institutions such as capitalist corporations and central banks under greater democratic control. These attempts typically rely on an understanding of democracy that regards parliaments and other democratically elected authorities

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How Open Global Governance Divides and Rules
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Felix Anderl’s book is a stimulating analysis of the decline of the social movement against the World Bank and the rise of a new form of transnational rule.

Reflecting on the transnational mobilizations of the 1990s, the book examines activists’ struggles to sustain their momentum since then. It shows how the opening up of world economic institutions contributed to complex rule in global governance, creating access for some while weakening their critique and fragmenting the overall social movement.

The book bridges International Relations and Social Movement Studies to observe international organizations and social movements in their interaction, demonstrating how social movements are divided and ruled in the absence of a ruler.

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– buyers and sellers of policy advice – and sometimes augmenting them with a third category of ‘brokers’ intermediating between buyers and sellers and reconciling the demand for certain kinds of advice with its supply ( Manwaring, 2019 ). These kinds of models gained complexity, however, as different actors were identified and assessed within each category of the advisory system. Different actors, for example, were noted to exist and interact within specific sets of political and economic institutions and governing norms and the activities of each actor was found to

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want to acquire Bitcoins is to use them to acquire more Bitcoins, which at some point in the future will have risen to a price deemed high enough to ‘cash out’ via a fiat currency of choice. At the exit point of sale, after all, nobody imagines selling their Bitcoins for more Bitcoins. The more imaginative would-be speculators answer in ways that reveal a growing sense of existential threat. As political, social and economic institutions lurch from one catastrophe to the next, at least they are providing a distraction from the impending world-ending breakdown of

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