Clientelism and Economic Policy: Greece and the Crisis - Routledge Advances in European Politics (Hardback)
  • Clientelism and Economic Policy: Greece and the Crisis - Routledge Advances in European Politics (Hardback)
zoom

Clientelism and Economic Policy: Greece and the Crisis - Routledge Advances in European Politics (Hardback)

(author)
£120.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 16/05/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

With its deep economic crisis and dramatic political developments Greece has puzzled Europe and the world. What explains its long-standing problems and its incapacity to reform its economy?

Using an analytic narrative and a comparative approach, the book studies the pattern of economic reforms in Greece between 1985 and 2015. It finds that clientelism - the allocation of selective benefits by political actors (patrons) to their supporters (clients) - created a strong policy bias that prevented the country from implementing deep-cutting reforms. The book shows that the clientelist system differs from the general image of interest-group politics and that the typical view of clientelism, as individual exchange between patrons and clients, has not fully captured the wide range and implications of this phenomenon. From this, the author develops a theory on clientelism and policy-making, addressing key questions on the politics of economic reform, government autonomy and party politics.

The book is an essential addition to the literatures on clientelism, public choice theory, and comparative political economy. It will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics, economic policy and party politics.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138101401
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

This Changes Everything
Added to basket
The Establishment
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Looming Tower
Added to basket
Common Sense
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
A Spy Among Friends
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Nationalism
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Wretched of the Earth
Added to basket
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.