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The Resource Defusing democracy : central bank autonomy and the transition from authoritarian rule, Delia M. Boylan

Defusing democracy : central bank autonomy and the transition from authoritarian rule, Delia M. Boylan

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Defusing democracy : central bank autonomy and the transition from authoritarian rule
Title
Defusing democracy
Title remainder
central bank autonomy and the transition from authoritarian rule
Statement of responsibility
Delia M. Boylan
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Language
eng
Summary
Many of today's new democracies are constrained by institutional forms designed by previous authoritarian rulers. In this timely and provocative study, Delia M. Boylan traces the emergence of these vestigial governance structures to strategic behavior by outgoing elites seeking to protect their interests from the vicissitudes of democratic rule. One important outgrowth of this political insulation strategy--and the empirical centerpiece of Boylan's analysis--is the existence of new, highly independent central banks in countries throughout the developing world. This represents a striking transformation, for not only does central bank autonomy remove a key aspect of economic decision making from democratic control; in practice it has also kept many of the would-be expansionist governments that hold power today from overturning the neoliberal policies favored by authoritarian predecessors. To illustrate these points, Defusing Democracy takes a fresh look at two transitional polities in Latin America--Chile and Mexico--where variation in the proximity of the democratic "threat" correspondingly yielded different levels of central bank autonomy. Boylan concludes by extending her analysis to institutional contexts beyond Latin America and to insulation strategies other than central bank autonomy. Defusing Democracy will be of interest to anyone--political scientists, economists, and policymakers alike--concerned about the genesis and consolidation of democracy around the globe. Delia M. Boylan is Assistant Professor, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
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digitized
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MERUC
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Boylan, Delia M
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Democratization
  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Democratization
  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Democratization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Democratization
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Notenbank
  • Autonomie
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Defusing democracy : central bank autonomy and the transition from authoritarian rule, Delia M. Boylan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) 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
pt. 1. Theory -- pt. 2. Empirics -- pt. 3. Conclusions
Control code
ocn733239873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026838
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
9780472112142
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 11214
  • 22573/ctt1d429gz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733239873
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Defusing democracy : central bank autonomy and the transition from authoritarian rule, Delia M. Boylan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-287) and index
Carrier category
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
pt. 1. Theory -- pt. 2. Empirics -- pt. 3. Conclusions
Control code
ocn733239873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026838
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472112142
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 11214
  • 22573/ctt1d429gz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733239873
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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