Show simple item record

dc.creatorElkins, Zacharyen
dc.creatorSimmons, Beth A.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-13T17:53:00Zen
dc.date.available2012-04-13T17:53:00Zen
dc.date.created2004-02en
dc.date.issued2012-04-13en
dc.identifier.citationSimmons, Beth A., and Zachary Elkins. 2004. "The Globalization of Liberalization: Policy Diffusion in the International Political Economy," American Political Science Review, Volume 98, Number 1 (February), pp. 171-189.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-0554en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/15359en
dc.description.abstractOne of the most important developments over the past three decades has been the spread of liberal economic ideas and policies throughout the world. These policies have affected the lives of millions of people, yet our most sophisticated political economy models do not adequately capture influences on these policy choices. Evidence suggests that the adoption of liberal economic practices is highly clustered both temporally and spatially. We hypothesize that this clustering might be due to processes of policy diffusion. We think of diffusion as resulting from one of two broad sets of forces: one in which mounting adoptions of a policy alter the benefits of adopting for others and another in which adoptions provide policy relevant information about the benefits of adopting. We develop arguments within these broad classes of mechanisms, construct appropriate measures of the relevant concepts, and test their effects on liberalization and restriction of the current account, the capital account, and the exchange rate regime. Our findings suggest that domestic models of foreign economic policy making are insufficient. The evidence shows that policy transitions are influenced by international economic competition as well as the policies of a country's sociocultural peers. We interpret the latter influence as a form of channeled learning reflecting governments' search for appropriate models for economic policy.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherAmerican Political Science Reviewen
dc.publisherAmerican Political Science Associationen
dc.subjectGlobalizationen
dc.subjectDiffusionen
dc.subjectLiberalizationen
dc.subjectEconomic Liberalizationen
dc.subjectPolicy Diffusionen
dc.subjectPolitical Economyen
dc.titleThe Globalization of Liberalization: Policy Diffusion in the International Political Economyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten


Files in this item

Icon
Icon

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record