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Levi, Margaret

Works: 89 works in 290 publications in 2 languages and 10,464 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Cross-cultural studies  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Margaret Levi
The Limits of rationality by Karen S Cook( )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevailing economic theory presumes that agents act rationally when they make decisions, striving to maximize the efficient use of their resources. Psychology has repeatedly challenged the rational choice paradigm with persuasive evidence that people do not always make the optimal choice. Yet the paradigm has proven so successful a predictor that its use continues to flourish, fueled by debate across the social sciences over why it works so well. Intended to introduce novices to rational choice theory, this accessible, interdisciplinary book collects writings by leading researchers. The Limits
Cooperation without trust? by Karen S Cook( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cooperation Without Trust? employs a wide range of examples illustrating how parties use mechanisms other than trust to secure cooperation. Lack of trust motivates people to reduce risks and establish institutions that promote cooperation. Cooperation Without Trust? suggests that trust may be a complement to governing institutions, not a substitute for them."--Jacket
Of rule and revenue by Margaret Levi( )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Levi's wide-ranging theoretical and historical study demonstrates the importance of political relative to economic factors in accounting for revenue production policies
Trust and governance by V. A Braithwaite( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trust and Governance asks several important questions: Is trust really essential to good governance, or are strong laws more important? What leads people either to trust or to distrust government, and what makes officials decide to be trustworthy? Can too much trust render the public vulnerable to government corruption, and if so what safeguards are necessary? In approaching these questions, the contributors draw upon an abundance of resources to offer different perspectives on the role of trust in government. Enriched by perspectives from political science, sociology, psychology, economics, history, and philosophy, Trust and Governance opens a new dialogue on the role of trust in the vital relationship between citizenry and government
Designing democratic government : making institutions work by Margaret Levi( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors to Designing Democratic Government set out to identify institutional arrangements that best embody three key ideals of democracy: fairness, competitiveness, and accountability. Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler find that for the past forty years, the major U.S. political parties have consistently targeted higher income groups in their voter recruitment campaigns. They suggest that the ability to mobilize voters across socioeconomic lines in large part binges on the work of nonparty organisations, which are strikingly less likely to engage in class-biased outreach efforts. Michael P. McDonald presents compelling evidence that redistricting efforts have contributed to a decline in the number of competitive electoral districts in the United States in recent years. He finds that court-drawn plans, overall levels of state competitiveness, and the Voting Rights Act all play a crucial role in making districts more competitive. John M. Carey and John Polga-Hecimovich challenge the widespread belief that primary elections weaken the unity of parties and produce inferior candidates. Their analysis of all Latin American presidential elections since 1978 reveals that candidates chosen by a primary are in fact stronger competitors. These results suggest that primaries impart a stamp of legitimacy on government, helping to engage voters and mitigate distrust in the democratic process. In an analysis of voting system reform, Henry E. Brady and Iris Hui argue that partisan fears about the role of technology have focused attention in the United States on the possibility that votes might be intentionally tampered with - but have distracted the public from the equally crucial problem of voting machine accuracy. They detail how a variety of statistical techniques can reduce error rates - and may help mitigate alarming disparities in the accuracy with which votes are counted in poor versus wealthy communities. Kanchan Chandra argues for a paradigm. shift in the way we think about ethnic inclusion in democracies: nations should design institutions that actively promote - rather than merely accommodate - diversity." "At a crucial moment when democracy seems vulnerable both at home and abroad, Designing-Democratic Government cuts through a complex array of practices to outline what works and what doesn't in new and established democracies alike. The result is a volume that promises to powerfully influence the way we pursue and defend the ideals of democracy worldwide."--Jacket
Whom can we trust? : how groups, networks, and institutions make trust possible by Karen S Cook( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the interest of others : organizations and social activism by John S Ahlquist( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Interest of Others develops a new theory of organizational leadership and governance to explain why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly. John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi document eighty years of such activism by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in the United States and the Waterside Workers Federation in Australia. They systematically compare the ILWU and WWF to the Teamsters and the International Longshoremen's Association, two American transport industry labor unions that actively discouraged the pursuit of political causes unrelated to their own economic interests. Drawing on a wealth of original data, Ahlquist and Levi show how activist organizations can profoundly transform the views of members about their political efficacy and the collective actions they are willing to contemplate. They find that leaders who ask for support of projects without obvious material benefits must first demonstrate their ability to deliver the goods and services members expect. These leaders must also build governance institutions that coordinate expectations about their objectives and the behavior of members. In the Interest of Others reveals how activist labor unions expand the community of fate and provoke preferences that transcend the private interests of individual members. Ahlquist and Levi then extend this logic to other membership organizations, including religious groups, political parties, and the state itself."--Publisher's description
Consent, dissent, and patriotism by Margaret Levi( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains why citizens sometimes comply with and sometimes disobey the demands of democratic governments. This book explains why citizens sometimes comply with and sometimes disobey the demands of democratic governments. It argues that citizens are more likely to comply and even give active consent when they perceive government as procedurally fair in both decisionmaking and implementation processes and when they believe other citizens are also doing their share. The author develops her argument by exploring over two hundred years of military service policies in six democratic countries
Competition and cooperation : conversations with Nobelists about economics and political science( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discussions analyze, adapt, and extend the Nobelist's seminal work, showing how it has carried over into political science and paved the way for fruitful cooperation between the two disciplines."--Jacket
Bureaucratic insurgency : the case of police unions by Margaret Levi( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor standards in international supply chains : aligning rights and Incentives by Daniel Berliner( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors examine developments in labor standards in global supply chains over the past thirty years, analyzing factors that create challenges and opportunities for improving working conditions. They illustrate the complex dynamics within and among key groups, including brands, suppliers, governments, workers and consumers. Using extended examples from Chine, Honduras, Bangladesh and the United States, as well as new quantitative evidence, the authors analyze stakeholders and mechanisms that create or obstruct opportunities for improving labor rights..."--Page 4 of cover
Marxism( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone by Amanda B Clayton( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, decentralization of fiscal and policy-making authority has become a cornerstone of development organizations' recommendations for good governance. Yet the institutional design of multilayered government can create tensions as new elites attempt to fill governing spaces long occupied by traditional patrons. This paper uses the case of post-conflict Sierra Leone to explore the power-sharing dynamics between traditional hereditary chiefs and newly elected community councilors, and how these dynamics affect the provision of local public goods. The paper uses data on several measures of local service provision and finds that councilor/chief relationships defined by competition are associated with higher levels of public goods provision as well as greater improvements in these goods between council areas over time. Relationships defined by frequent contact in the absence of disputes as well as higher frequencies of familial ties between the two sets of actors are associated with worse local development outcomes. This evidence suggests that greater competition between elite groups is beneficial for local development, whereas collusion or cooption between old and new elites harms the provision of local public goods
A state of trust by Margaret Levi( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in "the working man's paradise" : sole parents, the women's movement, and the social policy bargain in Australia by Margaret Levi( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism by Margaret Levi( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalizing on labor's capital by Margaret Levi( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analytic narrative approach to puzzles and problems by Margaret Levi( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A weapon against war : conscientious objection in the U.S., Australia and France by Margaret Levi( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union democracy reexamined by Margaret Levi( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Of rule and revenue
Cooperation without trust?Of rule and revenueTrust and governanceDesigning democratic government : making institutions workWhom can we trust? : how groups, networks, and institutions make trust possibleConsent, dissent, and patriotismCompetition and cooperation : conversations with Nobelists about economics and political scienceMarxismMarxism
Alternative Names
Margaret Levi American political scientist

Margaret Levi Amerikaans politicologe

Margaret Levi politóloga estadounidense

Margaret Levi politóloga estauxunidense

Margaret Levi US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftlerin

Леви, Маргарет

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English (208)

Chinese (1)