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Political Parties, Games and Redistribution

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  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521790086

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  • This book explores the impact of party politics on income redistribution policy in liberal democracies. Rosa Mulé illustrates how public policy on inequality is influenced by strategic interactions among party leaders, applying game theory to detailed case studies of party dynamics. This book provides a comparative in-depth examination of Canada, Australia, Britain and the United States, blending sophisticated quantitative techniques with qualitative, analytic narratives. Mulé evaluates her findings against a broad range of theories, and offers a valuable new perspective to students of public policy and political parties.

    • Comparative study of impact of political parties on income inequality and redistribution
    • Sophisticated methodology, blending quantitative techniques with qualitative, analytic narratives
    • Examines factors affecting redistributive outcome including electoral politics, market and demographic forces
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    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521790086
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Political parties and redistribution
    2. Opposition effects, blackmail game and u-turns under Pierre Elliot Trudeau
    3. The arithmetics of politics under Margaret Thatcher
    4. Rightwing ascendancy, pivotal player and asymmetric power under Bob Hawke
    5. The demise of the federal social safety net under Clinton
    6. Conclusions.

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    Rosa Mulé, University of Warwick

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