Government Performance and U.S. Residential Building Energy Codes
The Performance of Nations
Political stability -- Economic aspects -- Cross-cultural studies, World politics -- Cross-cultural studies, Political indicators -- Cross-cultural studies, Central-local government relations -- Cross-cultural studies
Why do some nations fail while others succeed? How can we compare the political capacity of a totalitarian regime to a democracy? Are democracies always more efficient? The Performance of Nations answers these key questions by providing a powerful new tool for measuring governments' strengths and weaknesses. Allowing researchers to look inside countries down to the local level as well as to compare across societies and over time, the book demonstrates convincingly that political performance is the missing link in measuring...
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Kugler, J., & Tammen, Ronald L. (2012). The performance of nations. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group.