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In Quest of Political: The Political Economy of Development Policy Making

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  • Grindle, M.S.

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This paper explores some of the central debates in the application of political economy to development policy making. It is particularly concerned with the connection between theory, empirical observation, and the practice of policy decision making. It explores distinct traditions of political economy, some drawn from economics, others based in sociological theory, that generate distinct insights about why and when change is likely to occur in policies and institutions. The paper then raises the question of whether such traditions provide effective guidance about the politics of decision making and the process of policy reform and whether they generate helpful insights for reformers interested in encouraging such processes.

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  • Grindle, M.S., 2000. "In Quest of Political: The Political Economy of Development Policy Making," Papers 17, Chicago - Graduate School of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:chicbu:17
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    Keywords

    POLITICAL ECONOMY ; POLICY MAKING ; DEVELOPMENT POLICY;

    JEL classification:

    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General

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