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Open access: Tommasi on state capacity in Latin America

Mariano TommasiDebates about state reform in Latin America often focus on fashions such as developmental statism or neoliberalism.  But what really matters “is not so much what you do, but how you do it,” says Mariano Tommasi of Argentina’s Universidad de San Andrés.  In the new issue of Governance (24.2, April 2011), says that policy success hinges on the capacity of political systems to implement effectively, assure stability over the long run, and adapt policies to changing circumstances.  If countries do not have these capabilities, Tommasi concludes, policies will not achieve good outcomes, “no matter how good they look on paper.”  Open access to the commentary

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April 1, 2011 at 1:35 am

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