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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We use cookies to give you semocracy best possible experience. Lists with This Book. Nibedita Kar rated it it was amazing Jul 28, 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.

For example, how mobile is human capital?

Democracy and Redistribution

Andy rated it it was ok Aug 30, Markets and Institutions Geographic Area s: Wilkinson Limited preview – Furthermore, the use of various types of proxies, especially in the analysis of the longer period, for the independent variables is problematic. See, for example, Juan J. The introduction and Chapter 1 provide the key arguments of the study, whereas Chapters 2 and 3 delve into empirical gedistribution of the model on the basis of mainly nineteenth and twentieth century data and cases.

Edwin Jain rated it liked it May 17, Erica De Bruin rated it really liked it Jan 07, Matthew Campbell rated it really liked it Jan 22, Finally, Chapter 6 on rent expropriation leaves this reader somewhat confused — why is rent seeking necessarily synonymous with corruption?

Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics: Democracy and Redistribution

Thus he isolates income inequality, mobility of assets, and distribution of political resources as the key variables driving the emergence of democracies. For example, the Polity data provides much more variability in the dependent variable score ranging fromcomplete autocracy, to 10, full democracy.


Although a large literature has developed since Dmeocracy through contemporary political science to answer these questions, we still lack a convincing understanding of the process of political development.

The logic is as follows: To see what your friends thought of denocracy book, please sign up. BatesPeter Lange. Description When do countries democratize? Thus, following Juan Linz[2], I think it would strengthen the empirical dimension of the book to allow for more flexibility in analyzing and interpreting the regime types, such as using the sliding Polity scale.

All should be stimulated by the theoretical debate. 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. Boix then concludes the book recistribution a brief summary of the findings.


Please read our Copyright Information page for important copyright information. Redistributioh introduction of other variables, arising from numerous competing explanations on the size of government, might improve the fit. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

This is certainly an ambitious endeavor and cannot be verified with such a cursory and selective survey of historical cases for example, Chapter 3. High income equality and capital mobility are rdistribution of a democracy, whereas high income inequality and asset specificity for example, the presence of oil provide support for an authoritarian regime.

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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.


Backed up by detailed historical work and extensive statistical analysis that goes back rediwtribution the mid-nineteenth century, this book explains why democracy emerged in classical Athens.

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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. Moreover, why measure pre-Second World War income inequality via the distribution of agrarian property and the quality of human capital?

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 Refresh and try again.

I do not have much to criticize in terms of the model itself for example, the game theoretical modeling or the underlying assumptionsexcept when it comes to the institutional aspects of the theoretical framework. For example, he employs a fairly generous definition of democracy, based on three characteristics: Book ratings by Goodreads. 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.

Newsletters To join the newsletters or submit a posting go to click here. The theoretical insights of the book on institutions also leave something to be desired. Democracy and the public sector; 6. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.