Wilensky, Harold L.
Title: Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance
Book Condition: Fine
Publisher:  University of California Press
ISBN Number: 0520232798 / 9780520232792
Seller ID: Z0520232798Z1
0520232798 Crisp, clean, unread book with very light shelfwear - GREAT
In this landmark work, the culmination of 30 years of systematic, comprehensive comparison of 19 rich democracies, Wilensky answers two basic questions: (1) What is distinctly modern about modern societies--in what ways are they becoming alike? (2) How do variations in types of political economy shape system performance? He specifies similarities and differences in the structure and interplay of government, political parties, the mass media, industry, labor, professions, agriculture, churches, and voluntary associations. He then demonstrates how differences in bargaining arrangements among these groups lead to contrasting policy profiles and patterns of taxing and spending, which in turn explain a large number of outcomes: economic performance, political legitimacy, equality, job security, safety and risk, real health, the reduction of poverty and environmental threats, and the effectiveness and fairness of regulatory regimes.
Price = 9.58 USD
|Add to Shopping Cart|