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Economic Crisis And Policy Choice: The Politics Of Adjustment In The Third World
Economic Crisis And Policy Choice: The Politics Of Adjustment In The Third World
Edited by Joan M. Nelson
Princeton University Press, 1990, 378 pp

A team of political scientists, aided by economists, spent a good bit of time digging into the measures that a number of developing countries adopted to deal with major economic pressures in the 1980s. Their results, which cannot be neatly condensed, show a complex interplay of factors and a variety of behavior that make for rich reading.