The performance of nations
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 
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- xiv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
JC330.2 .P47 2012
- Unknown JC330.2 .P47 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Political performance / Marina Arbetman Rabinowitz, Jacek Kugler, Mark Abdollahian, Kyungkook Kang, Hal T. Nelson, and Ronald L. Tammen
- Setting the stage : the politics of economic growth / Mark Abdollahian, Kyungkook Kang, and John Thomas
- How political performance impacts conflict and growth / Jacek Kugler, Ronald L. Tammen, and John Thomas
- Political performance, leadership, and regional integration in Europe / Gaspare M. Genna, Birol Yesilada and Peter Noordijk
- Political performance as a moderator of international migration / Tadeusz Kugler, Constantine Boussalis, and Travis G. Coan
- Oil-- path to prosperity or poverty? : the effects of political performance in Africa / Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz and Kristin Johnson
- Following the wisdom of elders : instability in China / Kristin Johnson, Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, and Siddharth Swaminathan
- Will foreign aid help curb terrorism in Pakistan? / Ayesha Umar Wahedi and Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz
- Provincial politics and the attraction of FDI in india and China / Tadeusz Kugler, Travis G. Coan, and Constantine Boussalis
- Indian performance, religion, and economic growth / Yi Feng and Saumik Paul
- The politics of births in India : evidence from the states / Siddharth Swaminathan and John Thomas
- Government performance and U.S. residential building energy codes / Hal Nelson
- Do local governments matter? : impact of U.S. municipal level relative political extraction capacity on crime rate / Masami Nishishiba, Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, Mariah Kraner, and Mathew Jones
- The contributions of political performance / Jacek Kugler and Ronald L. Tammen.
- Publisher's Summary
- Why do some nations fail while others succeed? How can we compare the political capacity of a totalitarian regime to a democracy? Are democracies always more efficient? The Performance of Nations answers these key questions by providing a powerful new tool for measuring governments' strengths and weaknesses. Allowing researchers to look inside countries down to the local level as well as to compare across societies and over time, the book demonstrates convincingly that political performance is the missing link in measuring power and military capability. For the theorist, political performance data helps to fill in the gaps when GDP alone does not explain the outcome of wars. For the practical policy specialist, political performance sheds a bright light on why some governments succeed and some fail, why investments disappear in one province but multiply in another, and why it is easier to promote health programs in one region but not in its neighbor. This groundbreaking book will be an essential resource for scholars, policymakers, and institutions interested in measuring the political capacities of nations and in knowing where foreign aid and investment will be most effective. Contributions by: Mark Abdollahian, Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, Constantine Boussalis, Travis G. Coan, Yi Feng, Gaspare M. Genna, Kristin Johnson, Mathew Jones, Kyungkook Kang, Mariah Kraner, Jacek Kugler, Tadeusz Kugler, Hal T. Nelson, Masami Nishishiba, Peter Noordijk, Saumik Paul, Siddharth Swaminathan, Ronald L. Tammen, John Thomas, Ayesha Umar Wahedi, and Birol Yesilada.
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