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Behind the Development BanksWashington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations

Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations

Sarah Babb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226033648
eISBN:
9780226033679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033679.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) carry out their mission to alleviate poverty and promote economic growth based on the advice of professional economists. But as is ... More

Fair Not FlatHow to Make the Tax System Better and Simpler

Fair Not Flat: How to Make the Tax System Better and Simpler

Edward J. McCaffery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226555607
eISBN:
9780226555669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555669.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The current tax system is unfair. Some of the richest people in America pay no tax, while a huge share of the tax burden falls on the rest of us. A mere glance at the tax code confirms that it is far ... More

The Political Economy of PipelinesA Century of Comparative Institutional Development

The Political Economy of Pipelines: A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Jeff D. Makholm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502106
eISBN:
9780226502120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502120.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

With global demand for energy poised to increase by more than half in the next three decades, the supply of safe, reliable, and reasonably priced gas and oil will continue to be of fundamental ... More

Why Welfare States PersistThe Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Why Welfare States Persist: The Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075839
eISBN:
9780226075952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075952.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

With accumulating evidence casting doubt on forecasts of imminent decline in welfare states, some recent scholarship has instead focused on a different scenario: the prospects for cross-national ... More

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