The Resource Rebuilding Leviathan : party competition and state exploitation in post-communist democracies, Anna Grzymala-Busse

Rebuilding Leviathan : party competition and state exploitation in post-communist democracies, Anna Grzymala-Busse

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Rebuilding Leviathan : party competition and state exploitation in post-communist democracies
Title
Rebuilding Leviathan
Title remainder
party competition and state exploitation in post-communist democracies
Statement of responsibility
Anna Grzymala-Busse
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do some governing parties limit their opportunistic behaviour and constrain the extraction of private gains from the state? This analysis of post-communist state reconstruction provides surprising answers to this fundamental question of party politics. Across the post-communist democracies, governing parties have opportunistically reconstructed the state - simultaneously exploiting it by extracting state resources and building new institutions that further such extraction. They enfeebled or delayed formal state institutions of monitoring and oversight, established new discretionary structures of state administration, and extracted enormous informal profits from the privatization of the communist economy. By examining how post-communist political parties rebuilt the state in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia, Grzymala-Busse explains how even opportunistic political parties will limit their corrupt behaviour and abuse of state resources when faced with strong political competition
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Cataloging source
MT4IT
Dewey number
324.20947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN96.A979
LC item number
G78 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Label
Rebuilding Leviathan : party competition and state exploitation in post-communist democracies, Anna Grzymala-Busse
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-268) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Competing for the state -- Developing the formal institutions of the state -- The expansion of state administration : exploitation or patronage? -- Privatizing the state : party financing strategies -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Party organizations in post-communist democracies -- Appendix B. Measuring state administration employment -- Appendix C. Anchoring vignettes
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ocn252536157
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511618819
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b36845851
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)252536157
  • acls0511278659

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