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Political parties, games and redistribution [electronic resource] / Rosa Mul�e.

By: Mul�e, Rosa.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 255 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511016891 (electronic bk.); 9780511016899 (electronic bk.); 0511031270 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511031274 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511491047 (electronic bk.); 0511491042 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Income distribution | Political parties | Revenu -- R�epartition -- Pays de l'Organisation de coop�eration et de d�eveloppement �economiques -- Cas, �Etudes de | Partis politiques -- Pays de l'Organisation de coop�eration et de d�eveloppement �economiques -- Cas, �Etudes de | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics | Electronic books | Verteilungspolitik | Parteipolitik | �Okonomische Theorie der Politik | Partei | Spieltheorie | Industriestaaten | Revenu -- R�epartition -- Pays de l'OCDE | Partis politiques -- ProgrammesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Political parties, games and redistribution.DDC classification: 339.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of figures -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Political parties, games and income distribution -- 2. Opposition effects, blackmail and u-turns under Pierre Elliot Trudeau -- 3. The arithmetics of politics under Margaret Thatcher -- 4. Right-wing ascendency, pivitol players and asymmetric power under Bob Hawke -- 5. The demise of the federal social safety net under Clinton -- 6. Conclusions -- Technical addendum -- Bibliography -- Index.
Review: "This book explores the impact of political parties on income redistribution policy in liberal democracies. Rosa Mule illustrates how public policy on inequality is influenced by strategic interactions among party leaders, rather than responses to social constituencies. Using game theory in detailed case studies of intraparty conflicts, Mule evaluates her findings against a broad range of theories - political business cycle, median convergence, 'shrinking middle class' and demographic movements. She analyses trends in income inequality in selected OECD countries since the 1970s and provides in-depth examinations of Canada, Australia, Britain and the United States. Her methodology effectively blends sophisticated quantitative techniques with qualitative, analytic narratives. In evaluating both the impact of intraparty cohesion and ideology on redistributive policy, and trends in income inequality, this book brings a unique perspective to those interested in the study of public policy and political parties."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-243) and index.

List of figures -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Political parties, games and income distribution -- 2. Opposition effects, blackmail and u-turns under Pierre Elliot Trudeau -- 3. The arithmetics of politics under Margaret Thatcher -- 4. Right-wing ascendency, pivitol players and asymmetric power under Bob Hawke -- 5. The demise of the federal social safety net under Clinton -- 6. Conclusions -- Technical addendum -- Bibliography -- Index.

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"This book explores the impact of political parties on income redistribution policy in liberal democracies. Rosa Mule illustrates how public policy on inequality is influenced by strategic interactions among party leaders, rather than responses to social constituencies. Using game theory in detailed case studies of intraparty conflicts, Mule evaluates her findings against a broad range of theories - political business cycle, median convergence, 'shrinking middle class' and demographic movements. She analyses trends in income inequality in selected OECD countries since the 1970s and provides in-depth examinations of Canada, Australia, Britain and the United States. Her methodology effectively blends sophisticated quantitative techniques with qualitative, analytic narratives. In evaluating both the impact of intraparty cohesion and ideology on redistributive policy, and trends in income inequality, this book brings a unique perspective to those interested in the study of public policy and political parties."--Jacket.

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