by: Cristina Corduneanu-Huci, Alexander Hamilton, Issel Masses Ferrer
How does the social and political context in which decision-makers
find themselves in affect their ability to realize their reform goals?
How does this context facilitate or inhibit specific reform agendas and
projects? How can we operationalize and evaluate these risks and
opportunities in order to decide what reforms and projects are feasible
given the circumstances?
This book provides the reader with the full panoply of political
economy tools and concepts necessary to understand, analyze, and
integrate how political and social factors may influence the success or
failure of their policy goals. Starting with the empirical puzzle of
why corruption, rent seeking, and a lack of good governance emerge and
persist in a host of countries and sectors the book reviews how
collective action problems and the role of institutions, as well as a
host of ancillary political economy concepts can affect the feasibility
of different projects. However, the book is not just a one stop shop of
political economy concepts, but also provides practical advice on how
to organize and use this information via the introduction of
stakeholder mapping tools and the development of an actionable
political economy toolkit.
In other words researchers, graduate students, and policy
practitioners interested in understanding, the what, the why and the
how of policy reform will find this book an essential tool.
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