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dc.contributor.authorD'ARCY, MICHELLEen
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T09:17:30Z
dc.date.available2013-09-30T09:17:30Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationD'Arcy, Michelle, Credible Enforcement before Credible Commitment: Exploring the Importance of Sequencing, 2013en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/67446
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractStates that are both strong and democratic are the most capable of delivering human development. Existing rational choice accounts of collective action and credible commitment have provided us with the answer as to why this is the case: effective social order depends on the ability of the state, as the external enforcer of collective agreements, to monitor compliance and punish free-riders (credible enforcement) and that the state is constrained to only act in the collective good (credible commitment). However, what these fundamentally static accounts do not provide is answers to the question of how credibly constrained Leviathans emerge, and how the two processes ? of the ac- cumulation of power and the constraining of power ? interact over time. We make a theoretical contribution by presenting a dynamic model of the state which shows that the sequencing of these two processes lead to fundamentally different outcomes. Specifically, we argue that while credible enforcement before credible commitment (i.e. democratizing after the state has become strong) can lead to a constrained Leviathan, credible commitment before credible enforcement (i.e. democratiz- ing before the state has become strong) cannot. We illustrate the theoretical argument with two con- trasting case studies of Ireland and Sweden. Our conclusions suggest that what matters for benefi- cial social outcomes is not democracy per se, but the timing of democracy in state development.en
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dc.subjectCollective Actionen
dc.subjectInstitutionsen
dc.subjectState buildingen
dc.subjectSwedenen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.titleCredible Enforcement before Credible Commitment: Exploring the Importance of Sequencingen
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dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/darcym1en
dc.identifier.rssinternalid88638en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.qog.pol.gu.se/digitalAssets/1454/1454208_2013_4_darcy_nistotskaya.pdfen


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