The Resource Governing for the long term : democracy and the politics of investment, Alan M. Jacobs, (electronic resource)

Governing for the long term : democracy and the politics of investment, Alan M. Jacobs, (electronic resource)

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Governing for the long term : democracy and the politics of investment
Title
Governing for the long term
Title remainder
democracy and the politics of investment
Statement of responsibility
Alan M. Jacobs
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines how democratic governments manage long-term policy challenges, asking how elected politicians choose between providing policy benefits in the present and investing in the future"--
  • "In Governing for the Long Term, Alan M. Jacobs investigates the conditions under which elected governments invest in long-term social benefits at short-term social cost. Jacobs contends that, along the path to adoption, investment-oriented policies must surmount three distinct hurdles to future-oriented state action: a problem of electoral risk, rooted in the scarcity of voter attention; a problem of prediction, deriving from the complexity of long-term policy effects; and a problem of institutional capacity, arising from interest groups' preferences for distributive gains over intertemporal bargains. Testing this argument through a four-country historical analysis of pension policymaking, the book illuminates crucial differences between the causal logics of distributive and intertemporal politics and makes a case for bringing trade-offs over time to the center of the study of policymaking"--
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Jacobs, Alan M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN28
LC item number
.J29 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest Ebook Central
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  • Social policy
  • Social choice
  • Political planning
  • Welfare economics
  • Externalities (Economics)
  • Pensions
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Governing for the long term : democracy and the politics of investment, Alan M. Jacobs, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Problem and Theory: 1. The politics of when; 2. Theorizing intertemporal policy choice; Part II. Programmatic Origins: Intertemporal Choice in Pension Design: 3. Investing in the state: the origins of German pensions, 1889; 4. The politics of mistrust: the origins of British pensions, 1925; 5. Investments as political constraint: the origins of US pensions, 1935; 6. Investing for the short term: the origins of Canadian pensions, 1965; Part III. Programmatic Change: Intertemporal Choice in Pension Reform: 7. Investment as last resort: reforming US pensions, 1977 and 1983; 8. Shifting the long-run burden: reforming British pensions, 1986; 9. Committing to investment: reforming Canadian pensions, 1998; 10. Constrained by uncertainty: reforming German pensions, 1989 and 2001; Part IV. Conclusion: 11. Understanding the politics of the long term
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 306 p.)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691877
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL691877
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10470675
  • (CaONFJC)MIL311093
  • (OCoLC)726734769
Label
Governing for the long term : democracy and the politics of investment, Alan M. Jacobs, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Problem and Theory: 1. The politics of when; 2. Theorizing intertemporal policy choice; Part II. Programmatic Origins: Intertemporal Choice in Pension Design: 3. Investing in the state: the origins of German pensions, 1889; 4. The politics of mistrust: the origins of British pensions, 1925; 5. Investments as political constraint: the origins of US pensions, 1935; 6. Investing for the short term: the origins of Canadian pensions, 1965; Part III. Programmatic Change: Intertemporal Choice in Pension Reform: 7. Investment as last resort: reforming US pensions, 1977 and 1983; 8. Shifting the long-run burden: reforming British pensions, 1986; 9. Committing to investment: reforming Canadian pensions, 1998; 10. Constrained by uncertainty: reforming German pensions, 1989 and 2001; Part IV. Conclusion: 11. Understanding the politics of the long term
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 306 p.)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691877
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL691877
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10470675
  • (CaONFJC)MIL311093
  • (OCoLC)726734769

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