Published by (February ). Carles Boix, Democracy and Redistribution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xiii + pp. Democracy and Redistribution has 40 ratings and 1 review. Employing analytical tools borrowed from game theory, Carles Boix offers a complete theory of p. Carles Boix’s ‘Democracy and Redistribution’. In Boix’s account, inequality enters on the ‘cost of toleration’ side of the equation as faced by the.
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Edwin Jain rated it liked it May 17, For example, the Polity data provides much more variability in the dependent variable score ranging fromcomplete autocracy, to 10, full redistributionn. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Democracy and Redistribution
Carles Boix, Democracy and Redistribution. References to this book Issues and Methods in Democracj Politics: Democracy and the public sector; 6. He illustrates this by focusing on the three key variables inequality, asset specificity, repression costsciting the U. Description When do countries democratize?
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Boix argues that the challenge to the ruling elites comes from the lower classes, who wish to change the redistributional equilibrium in the society p. Patrons, Clients and Policies: John rated it liked it Dec 11, Maria rated it liked it Mar 19, All should be stimulated by the theoretical debate.
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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will anc order arrive? Patterns of Democratic Accountability and It also discusses the early triumph of democracy in both nineteenth-century agrarian Norway, Switzerland and northeastern America and the failure in countries with a powerful landowning class.
Selected pages Title Page. General, International, or Comparative Time Period s: Cambridge University Press, The notion that income inequality, the mobility of assets, and the distribution of political resources are the key variables driving the transitions to democracy is persuasive.
Democraxy research interests include corporate political action in the long run, defense economics and the financing of wars, as well as the analysis of government spending in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This is certainly an ambitious endeavor and cannot be verified with such a cursory and selective survey of historical cases for example, Chapter 3.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. High income equality and capital mobility are characteristics of a democracy, whereas high income inequality and asset specificity for example, the presence of oil provide support for an authoritarian regime.
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Democracy and Redistribution
Biix De Bruin rated it really liked it Jan 07, What facilitates the survival of authoritarian redisribution Boix tries to incorporate an element of institutional analysis, for example, in the section attempting explain the size of general and central government revenue, total spending, nonmilitary spending etc. Dan Partin rated it really liked it Nov 09, Despite these weaknesses, the results seem to support the underlying model quite well and are certainly persuasive at least.
Employing analytical tools borrowed from game theory, Carles Boix offers a complete theory of political transitions, in which political regimes ultimately hinge on the nature of economic assets, their distribution among individuals, and the balance of power among different social groups. Backed by detailed historical research and extensive statistical analysis f Employing analytical tools borrowed from game theory, Carles Boix offers a complete theory of political transitions.
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Yet, as usual, only the lack of data stands in our way. A theory of political transitions; 2. Ike Sharpless rated it liked it Feb 14,