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International Political Economy: Some African Applications.

Abstract:

Modern theories of political economy analyze the sources of political power and their uses for economic ends. The key instruments are taxation and regulation. Although international political economy treats states as its unit of analysis, the number of states is endogenous. This is highly pertinent for Africa, which has far more states relative to its population than other regions. Africa's many small states face acute difficulties of supplying the core public good of enforced justice and I a...

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10.1093/jae/ejm032

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Journal:
Journal of African Economies
Volume:
17
Issue:
Suppl.1
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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URN:
uuid:5867f226-1648-4089-8d69-2cec02033e8d
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10807
Language:
English

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