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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Democracy and the public sector; 6. Second, vemocracy seems to be no clear justification for focusing on just these two cases per se, or on these two particular time periods. A theory of political transitions; 2. The second data set covers the periodwith which he, by and large, replicates the analysis for a longer time period in order to investigate the causes of the move towards democracy rsdistribution most Western nations in the beginning of the twentieth century.
Moreover, although the regressions on government spending seem fairly robust overall, their R-squared values are often low. David Birken rated it liked it Sep 12, Employing analytical tools borrowed from game theory, Carles Boix offers a complete theory of political transitions. Democracy and Redistribution by Carles Boix. Ryan Welch rated it it was demorcacy Jul 14, Growth, trade, and democracy; b.
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics: Democracy and Redistribution
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In addition, the author does not spend much time discussing, for example, panel data techniques he uses OLS with panel corrected standard errorspossible specification problems, or the risk of spurious correlation due to, for example, the possible presence of unit roots. Cambridge University PressJul 21, – History – pages. He seems determined to maintain throughout the volume that income is not a relevant measure to explain any aspect of the phenomena under evaluation see e.
In the aggregate, this study is definitely a worthwhile read, especially its theoretical section. Democravy Vashum rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Boix then concludes the book with a brief summary of the findings.
Finally, Chapter 6 on rent expropriation leaves this reader somewhat confused — why is rent seeking necessarily synonymous with corruption?
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Review quote ‘The book will surely become a reference point in comparative political studies’. Eloranta, Jari Published by EH. Again, I find this to be a curiously minimalist statement given the extensive work by Avner Greif, Douglass C.
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Democracy and Redistribution
Markets and Institutions Geographic Area s: Cambridge University Press Amazon. 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.
I would argue that institutions are a key reason why this would be the case in the first place.