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...

Citizenship and ethnicity are usually studied as related topics. In this article, Ndegwa examines how debates over citizenship as a national affiliation and ethnicity as a communal affiliation cause delayed democratization in postcolonial African states. He be...

Chapter 1: TransnationalAdvocacy Networks in International Politics: Introduction   A transnationa ladvocacy network includes those relevant actors working internationally on an issue, who are bound to gether by shared values, a common discourse, and den...