Government blunders, development and politics, and automobile emissions
In the current issue of Governance, Matthew Flinders of the University of Sheffield reviews The Blunders of Our Governments by Anthony King and Ivor Crewe. It is an entertaining review of the “über-blunders of British government” between the 1980s and 2010, says Flinders. “The problem . . . is that this book arguably fails to engage with the challenges of governing in those decades.” Read the review.
Kim Moloney of Kyung Hee University reviews Development Aid Confronts Politics by Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont: “An important contribution” aiming to “tip foreign aid policy choices toward more overtly political or democracy-encouraging objectives.” Read the review.
And Deborah Gallagher of Duke University reviews Smog Check: Federalism and the Politics of Clean Air by Douglas Eisinger. It is “an engaging read that provides a unique perspective on a landmark environmental policy debate” over the regulation of automobile emissions. Read the review.