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The political economy of rule evasion and policy reform

Author: Jim Leitzel
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Routledge frontiers of political economy, 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This new book is written in a clear, readable style and is replete with a wide variety of examples, including case studies on zero tolerance policies, the demise of the Soviet Union, and the ongoing transformation of firearm regulations in Britain and the US. The Political Economy of Rule Evasion and Policy Reform provides social scientists, legal scholars, and policy professionals with an improved understanding of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Leitzel
ISBN: 0415282721 9780415282727 9780203217115 020321711X
OCLC Number: 50143420
Description: xvii, 201 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Rules and their circumvention. An old platitude. On rules. A perfect rule. Evasion and avoidance. Bright lines. Good and bad rules. A better rule? Why are rules changed? Information and rule circumvention. An example: avoidance and evasion in a price-controlled market --
2. Evasion. Tolerating evasion. Subsidizing compliance. In praise of evasion. Cascades of disobedience. Evasion and policy reform. Marginal policy changes. Reluctance to making minor policy changes. Major policy reform. The political economy of evasion and reform. Prohibition, taxation, and evasion. Replacing a prohibition with a tax. Small-scale evasion and major policy shifts. Delayed reform. Rules v. discretion --
3. Zero tolerance. Characterizing zero tolerance.
Series Title: Routledge frontiers of political economy, 45.
Responsibility: Jim Leitzel.
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This book develops the logic underlying the connections between breaking the rules and making the rules. Approaching policy issues from this point of view provides a perspective that illuminates a  Read more...

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