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Author Baskin, Mark.

Title Distributive Politics in Developing Countries : Almost Pork
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (279 pages)
Contents Introduction: Are Constituency Development Funds a policy tool? / Mark Baskin -- Why CDFs in Africa? Representation vs. constituency service / Joel D. Barkan and Robert Mattes -- Money for small things: experience and lessons of Kenya's Constituency Development Fund / David Ndii -- In name only: Uganda's Constituency Development Fund / Nelson Kasfir and Steven Hippo Twebaze -- Earmarks in the United States / Diana Evans -- Drug dons and the development of executive driven bi-partisan CDFs in Jamaica / Horace Bartilow -- Constituency needs, constitutional propriety and clientelist patronage: Constituency Development Funds in India / Harry Blair -- Conclusion: Constituency Development Funds and the role of the representative / Michael L. Mezey
Summary This book explores the dynamics of distributive politics in developing democracies via a series of case studies of an emerging spending mechanism-constituency development funds (CDFs). It is germane to students of legislative studies, international development, comparative politics, and democratization. <br />
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Distributive justice -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Developing countries.
Income distribution -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Barkan, Joel D.
Bartilow, Horace
Baskin, Mark.
Blair, Harry.
Evans, Diana.
Kasfir, Nelson.
Mattes, Robert B.
Mezey, Michael L.
Ndii, David.
Twebaze, Steven Hippo
ISBN 0739180681
073918069X (electronic bk.)
9780739180693 (electronic bk.)