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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To begin with, the model based on game theory developed in the book is remarkably clear and persuasive.
However, the empirical testing of the model has both wnd and weaknesses. Michael Allen rated it liked it Apr 08, Patterns of Democratic Accountability and Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Description When do countries democratize?
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics: Democracy and Redistribution
Yet, as usual, only the lack of data stands in our way. Matthias rated it really liked it Aug 19, The introduction of other variables, arising from numerous competing explanations on the size of government, might improve the fit.
Moreover, although the regressions on government spending seem fairly robust overall, their R-squared values are often low. It also covers the early democract of democracy in nineteenth-century agrarian Norway, Switzerland and northeastern America as well as its failure in countries with a powerful landowning class.
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Send email to admin eh. What determines the occurrence of revolutions, often leading to left-wing dictatorships, such as the Soviet regime? Selected pages Title Page. Cambridge University Press, Nathan rated it liked demkcracy Mar 09, Political Studies Review ” All should be stimulated by the theoretical debate. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Democracy and Redistribution
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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.
Nibedita Kar rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Esther Lou rated it really liked it Dec 14, He also does not give any justification for his choice of control variables or dedicate too much attention to analyzing them, even though the role of religion as an explanatory force which even a cursory perusal of the regression statistics would suggest could have been investigated further p.
Maryum Alam rated it really liked it Aug 11, As such, the book attempts to answer four key questions: Even for the more recent period, Boix has to rely on proxies for the measurement of asset specificity, thus utilizing agricultural share of GDP land immobilityratio of fuel exports over total exports fixed energy productionyears of schooling human capitaland economic concentration as variables.
He subsequently utilizes more panel data regressions to analyze the redistributional hypotheses arising from his theory in the later chapters. See, for example, Juan J.
Democracy and Redistribution by Carles Boix
Boix, Carles Reviewer s: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Matthew Campbell rated it really liked it Jan 22, Moreover, a strong repressive elite implies a durable authoritarian regime, yet an abundance of political competition leads to revolutions and civil wars p.
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In addition, the transition from an authoritarian regime to a democratic one can be peaceful if there is only a moderate level of economic inequality or the assets are highly mobile p. In essence, he argues that political regimes and transitions are the outcome of the preferences and resources of actors in a given society. General, International, or Comparative Time Period s: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
Nov 03, Dylan Groves rated it liked it. Trivia About Democracy and Red The theoretical insights of the book on institutions also leave something to be desired. Books by Carles Boix. 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.
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