9780804756617

Social Foundations of Limited Dictatorship

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804756617

  • ISBN10:

    0804756619

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-20
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
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Summary

This innovative new book contributes simultaneously to two different disciplinary fields: comparative political economy and Mexican history. It does so by attempting to explain why Mexico--contrary to the predictions of several dominant theories of economic growth--enjoyed a comparatively high rate of economic growth and development under the highly authoritarian dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz (1876-1911). In conducting a detailed political analysis of Diaz's rule, Armando Razo introduces network analysis to the study of institutions and growth, and shows how dictators can maintain their power with credible growth-enhancing policies.

Author Biography

Armando Razo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. He is the co-author, with Steve Haber and Noel Maurer, of The Politics of Property Rights: Political Instability, Credible Commitments, and Economic Growth in Mexico, 1876-1929 (2003).

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: The Puzzle of Growth in Dictatorshipsp. 1
Network Theory of Private Protectionp. 21
Political Institutions and Consolidated Dictatorshipp. 54
Private Policiesp. 80
Stable Pool of Private Enforcersp. 101
Network of Private Protectionp. 131
Conclusionp. 166
Network Datap. 189
Notesp. 197
Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 237
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