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Political parties, games and redistribution
Rosa Mulé.

Published 2001 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Introduction
Welfare state expansion and retrenchment
The argument of this book
Comparative strategy
The Luxembourg Income Study
The structure of the book
X Political parties, games and income redistribution
Traditional redistributive games: median voter, political business cycle
and partisan model
Advances in the theory of party politics
Party goals: trade-offs and priorities
Party competition: arithmetical particularism and Director's Law
Party organisation: pivotal players, strategic disagreement, sequential
elections and correlated strategies
Conclusion: political slack and redistributive policies
2 Opposition effects, blackmail and u-turns under
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Political background
Social deavages and redistribution
Electoral incentives for redistribution
The New Liberals and expansionary policies
Why the guaranteed annual income proposal failed
The NDP challenge and the 1971 unemployment scheme
The blackmail game
The u-turn
Income inequality: demography, markets and income transfers
3 The arithmetics of politics under Margaret Thatcher
Political background
Electoral incentives for redistribution
Explicit games and the antiegalitarian crusade
Sequential elections
Breaking the internal alliance on social security policies
Income inequality: demography, markets and income transfers
4 Right-wing ascendency, pivotal players and asymmetric
power under Bob Hawke
Political background
Electoral incentives for redistribution
Political renewal shapes social policies
The Centre-Left as a pivotal player in redistributive games
Two-stage game over redistributive policies
The acquiescence of trade unions: consensus or imbalance?
Asymmetric bargaining and social security reforms
Income inequality: demography, markets and transfer policies
5 The demise of the federal social safety net under Clinton
Political background
The evolution of policies towards low-income groups: electoral and
institutional determinants
Strategic disagreement and the stalemate of welfare reform, 1992-I994
The Paternalistic-Deterrence game
'Deserving and undeserving poor'
6 Conclusions
Comparative analysis
The redistributive logic in liberal democracies
Distributive elites, institutional context and opposition effects
Comparing redistributive games
Reassessing the party-policy link
The future of redistribution
Technical addendum

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-243) and index.


Library of Congress
HC79.I5 M845 2001

The Physical Object

xiv, 255 p. :
Number of pages

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Internet Archive
0521793580, 0521790085
LC Control Number


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