ورود به حساب کاربری
  بازگردانی رمز عبور!
آمار Esource
1,451,336
49,472,095
80,000
150 GB
60 TB
The Political Geography of Inequality: Regions and Redistribution
عنوان کتاب: The Political Geography of Inequality: Regions and Redistribution
مولف: Pablo Beramendi
ناشر: Cambridge University Press
زبان: English
سال: 2012
شابک: 1107008131, 9781107008137
حجم فایل: 936.33 KB
نوع فایل: mobi
تعداد صفحات: 0
This book is a study of the politics of redistribution and inequality in political unions. It addresses two questions: why some political systems have more centralized systems of interpersonal redistribution than others, and why some political unions make larger efforts to equalize resources among their constituent units than others. This book presents a new theory of the origin of fiscal structures in systems with several levels of government. The argument points to two major factors to account for the variation in redistribution: the interplay between economic geography and political representation on the one hand, and the scope of interregional economic externalities on the other. To test the empirical implications derived from the argument, the book relies on in-depth studies of the choice of fiscal structures in unions as diverse as the European Union, Canada, and the United States in the aftermath of the Great Depression; Germany before and after Reunification; and Spain after the transition to democracy.Review"Across the world, federations and quasi-federations come in all shapes and sizes. Their welfare and redistributive consequences are also strikingly different. In this terrific, sophisticated, agenda-setting book, Pablo Beramendi explains why. The Political Geography of Inequality is a must-read." - Carles Boix, Princeton University"By integrating the study of inequality with the study of federalism this ambitious book casts new light on both. The theoretical synthesis Beramendi proposes helps explain such diverse phenomena as why some countries and regions are better able to respond to economic shocks, why some countries can sustain higher levels of redistribution and equality, and why it is so difficult for currency unions like the Eurozone to succeed. The book is a remarkable achievement that will have a major impact on the field of comparative political economy for years to come." - Torben Iversen, Harvard University"The design of fiscal unions is a topic of central importance not only in Europe but in all countries with some degree of local autonomy. In a methodologically sophisticated analysis, Beramendi destroys several stereotypes according to which local autonomy must be associated with a high degree of individual inequality. This is an eye-opening contribution." - Adam Przeworski, New York University Book DescriptionThis is a book about redistribution and inequality in political unions, a form of democracy that involves several levels of government and that encompasses about one third of the population living under democracy around the world. The analysis concerns how different unions solve the tension between the protection of autonomy for specific territories and the redistribution of wealth among them and among their citizens. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
نظرات کاربران
ارسال نظر