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The Resource Political determinants of income inequality in emerging democracies, Takeshi Kawanaka, Yasushi Hazama, (electronic book)

Political determinants of income inequality in emerging democracies, Takeshi Kawanaka, Yasushi Hazama, (electronic book)

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Political determinants of income inequality in emerging democracies
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Political determinants of income inequality in emerging democracies
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Takeshi Kawanaka, Yasushi Hazama
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eng
Summary
This study explores why democratization does not necessarily result in inequality reduction in emerging democracies and reveals the determinants of income inequality in emerging democracies, where the average level of inequality continues to be higher and where there is a larger variance of inequality levels than in advanced democracies. Apart from economic, demographic, and social factors, the book highlights political factors that obstruct redistributive policies. In contrast to conventional studies on advanced democracies, which emphasize the relations between different classes, this study asserts that several political factors cause malfunctioning of democratic institutions at various phases of the political process in emerging democracies: multidimensional preferences, the failure of the political market, and weak state capacity. The book employs econometric methods to examine the effects of these political factors. The results indicate their significant effects. The multilevel analysis using the World Values Survey demonstrates that multidimensional preferences, operationalized as ethnic fractionalization, weaken demand for income inequality. Political market quality and state capacity are measured by the age of the largest opposition party, and the Quality of Government indicator is used for the unbalanced panel analysis covering the 1985-2012 period for 75 democracies. Both political market quality and state capacity reduce inequality, but the latter takes more time to show its effect
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Kawanaka, Takeshi
Dewey number
330
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB71
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1961-
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Hazama, Yasushi
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SpringerBriefs in Economics
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  • Economics
  • Income distribution
  • New democracies
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Political determinants of income inequality in emerging democracies, Takeshi Kawanaka, Yasushi Hazama, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
Preface; Contents; About the Authors; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Statement of the Research Question; 1.2 Previous Arguments; 1.3 Theory: Three Determinants of Variations in Emerging Democracies; 1.4 Significance of the Study; 1.5 Structure of the Book; References; 2 Theory; Abstract; 2.1 Multidimensional Preferences; 2.2 Political Market Failure; 2.3 State Capacity; 2.4 Limitation of Class-Based Coalitions in Emerging Democracies; 2.5 Other Variables; References; 3 The State of Emerging Democracies; Abstract; 3.1 Trends of Inequality; 3.2 Three Variables and Inequality; References; 4 Multidimensionality and Preferences for Income EqualityAbstract; 4.1 Conceptualizing Multidimensionality and Redistribution Preferences; 4.2 Research Design; 4.2.1 Dependent Variable; 4.2.2 Individual-Level Independent Variables; Sociodemographic Variables; Attitudinal Variables; 4.2.3 Country-Level Independent Variables; 4.2.4 Estimation Model; 4.3 Results; References; 5 Political Determinants of Income Inequality: Panel Analysis; Abstract; 5.1 Conceptualization: Political Market and State Capacity; 5.1.1 Political Market: Programmatic Competition and Political Kuznets Curve; 5.1.2 State Capacity: Corruption's Kuznets Curve5.2 Research Design; 5.2.1 Data and Samples; 5.2.2 Panel Design; 5.2.3 Variables; Dependent Variable; Political Market; State Capacity; Ethnic Peace; Control Variables; 5.3 Results; 5.3.1 Political Market; 5.3.2 State Capacity; 5.3.3 Ethnic Peace; 5.3.4 Control Variables; 5.3.5 Robustness Check; 6 Conclusion; Abstract; Index
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SPR935920675
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1 online resource (ix, 112 pages)
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online
Isbn
9789811002564
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color illustrations
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Political determinants of income inequality in emerging democracies, Takeshi Kawanaka, Yasushi Hazama, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; Contents; About the Authors; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Statement of the Research Question; 1.2 Previous Arguments; 1.3 Theory: Three Determinants of Variations in Emerging Democracies; 1.4 Significance of the Study; 1.5 Structure of the Book; References; 2 Theory; Abstract; 2.1 Multidimensional Preferences; 2.2 Political Market Failure; 2.3 State Capacity; 2.4 Limitation of Class-Based Coalitions in Emerging Democracies; 2.5 Other Variables; References; 3 The State of Emerging Democracies; Abstract; 3.1 Trends of Inequality; 3.2 Three Variables and Inequality; References; 4 Multidimensionality and Preferences for Income EqualityAbstract; 4.1 Conceptualizing Multidimensionality and Redistribution Preferences; 4.2 Research Design; 4.2.1 Dependent Variable; 4.2.2 Individual-Level Independent Variables; Sociodemographic Variables; Attitudinal Variables; 4.2.3 Country-Level Independent Variables; 4.2.4 Estimation Model; 4.3 Results; References; 5 Political Determinants of Income Inequality: Panel Analysis; Abstract; 5.1 Conceptualization: Political Market and State Capacity; 5.1.1 Political Market: Programmatic Competition and Political Kuznets Curve; 5.1.2 State Capacity: Corruption's Kuznets Curve5.2 Research Design; 5.2.1 Data and Samples; 5.2.2 Panel Design; 5.2.3 Variables; Dependent Variable; Political Market; State Capacity; Ethnic Peace; Control Variables; 5.3 Results; 5.3.1 Political Market; 5.3.2 State Capacity; 5.3.3 Ethnic Peace; 5.3.4 Control Variables; 5.3.5 Robustness Check; 6 Conclusion; Abstract; Index
Control code
SPR935920675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 112 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811002564
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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