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Redistribution Preferences in Comparative Perspective

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108723435

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  • Why do some people support redistributive policies such as a generous welfare state, social policy or protections for the poor, and others do not? The (often implicit) model behind much of comparative politics and political economy starts with redistribution preferences. These affect how individuals behave politically and their behavior in turn affects the strategies of political parties and the policies of governments. This book challenges some influential interpretations of the political consequences of inequality. Rueda and Stegmueller provide a novel explanation of how the demand for redistribution is the result of expected future income, the negative externalities of inequality, and the relationship between altruism and population heterogeneity. This innovative and timely volume will be of great interest to readers interested in the political causes and consequences of inequality.

    • Proposes a new view of the reasons why some people support redistribution and others do not
    • Explains differences in redistribution preferences between countries
    • Explains sophisticated statistical analyses in clear language
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    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108723435
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • contains: 49 b/w illus. 11 colour illus. 50 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Material Self-Interest: Redistribution and Insurance:
    2. Income, income expectations, redistribution and insurance
    3. Income expectations as determinants of redistribution
    Part II. Beyond Income: Externalities of Inequality:
    4. Externalities and redistribution
    5. Analysis of externalities
    Part III. Beyond Income: Population Heterogeneity:
    6. Heterogeneity and redistribution
    7. Analysis of heterogeneity
    Part IV. From Preferences to Voting:
    8. The political consequences of redistribution demands
    9. Conclusion
    Appendices.

  • Authors

    David Rueda, University of Oxford
    David Rueda is Professor of Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Social Democracy Inside Out (2007) and has received numerous research awards, including a British Academy Research Development Award (2008–10). He has held visiting positions at the Centre d'Études Européennes (Sciences Po, Paris), Yale University, Princeton University and Stanford University.

    Daniel Stegmueller, Duke University, North Carolina
    Daniel Stegmueller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University, North Carolina. He is also a Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. His research has appeared in the Annual Review of Political Science, American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Public Opinion Quarterly, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.

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