Comparative Politics: The Principal-Agent Perspective by Jan-Erik Lane

By Jan-Erik Lane

Starting from the principal-agent viewpoint, this publication deals a brand new research of presidency. It translates political associations as units designed to unravel the omnipresent principal-agent video game in politics. In different phrases the way to pick out, tutor, visual display unit and evaluation political brokers or elites so they convey in response to the wishes and personal tastes in their vital: the population.

This ebook explores even if there are any evolutionary mechanisms in politics which consultant mankind in the direction of the rule of thumb of legislation regime, locally and globally. It combines a cross-sectional procedure with a longitudinal one.

Comparing the level of the rule of thumb of legislation between states, utilizing a suite of information from one hundred fifty international locations relating political and social variables, the writer seeks to appreciate why there's this sort of marked distinction between states. Taking a state-centred viewpoint and looking out at nations with a inhabitants greater than a million humans throughout the put up moment global battle interval, the ebook examines:

  • The balance and function of states

  • The stipulations for the rule of thumb of legislations regime: financial, social, cultural and institutional ones

  • The evolution of governments in the direction of rule of law

Comparative Politics - The Principle-Agent Perspective will be of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative politics, govt, political conception and law.

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