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Author Jennings, Colin

Title Political Leadership, Conflict, and the Prospects for Constitutional Peace / Jennings, Colin
Published Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2007


Description 1 online resource (17 pages)
Series Policy research working papers.
World Bank e-Library.
Summary The emphasis on constitutional political economy has been that new rules and institutions can be devised that improve the welfare of a society. Given the number of societies that are infected with political conflict and, as a result, lower levels of welfare, this paper attempts to analyze why we do not see more constitutional conventions aimed at eliminating conflict. The key idea is that expressively motivated group members may create incentives for instrumentally motivated group leaders such that it leads them to choose conflict rather than compromise. Nonetheless, it is not argued that such a peace is impossible to obtain. This leads to a further question, that if such a constitutional agreement could be found, would the expressive perspective alter the conventional instrumental perspective on the sort of constitutional reform that should be undertaken?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-16)
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Subject Postwar reconstruction -- Political aspects -- Econometric models
Constitutional conventions -- Econometric models
Peace -- Political aspects -- Econometric models
Leadership -- Econometric models
Form Electronic book
Author Jennings, Colin