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Austerity, Welfare and Work: Exploring Politics, Geographies and Inequalities

David Etherington

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447350088
eISBN:
9781447350118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350088.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The book provides fresh perspectives on the link between welfare policy and employment relations. A central argument of the book is that austerity in the work first policies (including Universal ... More


Income

Alessandro Brunetti and Emanuele Felice

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The point was made by Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the U.S. president, in his famous speech of March 1968: the gross domestic product (GDP) of a country measures everything except what makes life ... More


Linked Fate and Economic Optimism

Michael J. Donnelly

in Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter, I examine a key step of heuristic theory. That step is the perception in a person’s mind that her fate is linked to that of a larger group. I review some previous work on linked ... More


Federal Systems, Decentralization, and Heuristics

Michael J. Donnelly

in Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter I argue that federalism has two contrasting effects on the relationship between regional incomes and attitudes toward redistribution. Administrative federalism increases the salience ... More


Group Memberships and Political Attitudes

Michael J. Donnelly

in Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter, I discuss how regional and ethnic inequality shape attitudes toward redistribution. I argue that previous analyses have not adequately explained how people think about their own ... More


Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Michael J. Donnelly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

What drives support for or opposition to redistributive taxation and spending? Why is ethnic diversity associated with inequality and a lack of redistribution? This book argues that many individuals, ... More


Voter Heuristics and Group Politics in Global Focus

Michael J. Donnelly

in Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896209
eISBN:
9780191918681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896209.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In this chapter I summarize and extend the argument that many people use ethnic and regional heuristics to make inferences about their own future incomes. That, in turn, leads them to think about ... More


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