The chapter examines some of the inconsistencies in the neoutilitarian vision of the state, some of the insights of the classical comparative institutioanlist literature for clues that might help in building an analysis of effective state structures. ---Compar...

O’Donnell starts out by stating that his interest in horizontal accountability stems from its absence and he will mainly focus on those countries that are polyarchies, but have weak horizontal accountability, which in his view are almost all the Latin American...

The new economy is characterized by five fundamental interralated features:   1. The sources of productivity and real economic growth are increasingly dependent upon the application of science and technology, as well as upon the quality of information an...