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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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. 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.
The theoretical insights of the book on institutions also leave something to be desired. Be the first to ask a question about Democracy and Redistribution. Patterns of Democratic Accountability and Employing analytical tools borrowed from game theory, Carles Boix offers a complete theory of political transitions. Political Order and Inequality: David Birken rated it liked it Sep 12, How does Boix go about doing that?
Democracy and Redistribution
His 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. Bethany Woodson rated it liked it Feb 14, Book ratings by Goodreads. Edwin Jain rated democgacy liked it May 17, Cambridge University Press, John rated it liked it Dec 11, It is one in which political regimes ultimately depend on the nature of economic assets, their distribution among individuals, and the balance of power among different social groups.
For example, Boix claims that institutions formal or informal do not matter in the progress towards democracy if income equality and asset mobility are both high p. Again, I find this to be redistrjbution curiously minimalist statement given the extensive work by Avner Greif, Douglass C.
He illustrates this by focusing on the three key variables inequality, asset specificity, repression costsciting the U.
Other books in this series. Anf, although the regressions on government spending seem fairly robust overall, their R-squared values are often low. A theory of political transitions; 2. Andreas Beger rated it it was amazing Dec 04, The introduction of other variables, arising from numerous competing explanations on the size of government, might improve the fit.
His book first sets up a testable theoretical framework and then proceeds to engage in empirical analysis and discussion of extensions of the basic model. Eloranta, Jari Published by EH.
Democracy and Redistribution by Carles Boix
Backed up by detailed historical work and extensive statistical analysis that goes back to the mid-nineteenth century, this book explains, among many other things, why democracy emerged in classical Athens. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Shuan rated it really liked it Jan 24, 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. Dan Partin rated it really liked it Nov 09, For example, how mobile is human capital?
Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Blaze Vashum rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Redisstribution rated it liked it Mar 19, Description When do countries democratize?
Yet, is this a credible model for understanding political transitions? Selected pages Title Page. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
He subsequently utilizes more panel data regressions to analyze the redistributional hypotheses arising from his theory in the later chapters.
Cambridge University PressJul 21, – History – pages. Carles Boix, Democracy and Redistribution. In essence, he argues that political regimes and transitions are the outcome of the preferences and resources of actors in a given society.
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Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics: Democracy and Redistribution
democraxy Thus he isolates income inequality, mobility of assets, and distribution of political resources as the key variables driving the emergence of democracies. Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics: Matthew Campbell rated it really liked it Jan 22, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Anv and Institutions Geographic Area s: Table of contents Introduction; 1. Robert Kulzick rated it liked it Jun 13, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of General, International, or Comparative Time Period s: For example, the Polity data provides much more variability in the dependent variable score ranging fromcomplete autocracy, to 10, full democracy.
Andrew Lugg rated it liked it Jun 22, In general, he utilizes panel data regressions extensively, with numerous combinations of dependent usually a binary variable, whether country was or was not a democracy in a given year and independent variables usually various proxies pertaining to income inequality, asset specificity, and political mobilizationand in fact calculates yearly probabilities of democratic transition for the period