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Regionalizing France: Decentralization or trompe l'oeil?
The impact of French decentralization reforms undertaken in the early 1980s is examined. The study presents institutional, cultural, partisan, and policy models to explain economic performance changes across twenty-one ...
Consensus politics and Japanese defense budget policy, 1960-1975
During the Vietnam War period, the Japanese defense budget grew eight-fold, from 158 billion yen in 1960 to 1367 billion yen in 1975. In spite of the opposition parties' aversion to growth in the military, little was heard ...
Personal wealth in South Africa: Facts about its distribution and the forces behind its redistribution
The Apartheid system in South Africa came to a close recently and a new majority government is ruling. This government represents a poor majority of the population, and there is great pressure on them to redistribute wealth ...