Public choices and policy change the political economy of reform in developing countries by Merilee Serrill Grindle

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Developing countries

Subjects:

  • Policy sciences,
  • Developing countries -- Economic policy -- Decision making

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-215) and index.

Book details

StatementMerilee S. Grindle and John W. Thomas.
ContributionsThomas, John W., 1933-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC59.7 .G7495 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 222 p. :
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1861630M
ISBN 100801841550, 0801841569
LC Control Number90019212

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