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Rents and Development in Multiethnic Malaysia

K. S. Jomo and Edmund Terence Gomez

in The Role of Government in East Asian Economic Development: Comparative Institutional Analysis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198294917
eISBN:
9780191715501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294917.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the trade-offs involved between two types of rents in the context of resource-rich, ethnically diverse Malaysia: one primarily generated for postcolonial industrial development ... More


Social Change and the Future of the Left

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The authors discuss the political implications of the social changes that took place over the 18 years of Conservative government from 1979–97 and assess two rival lines of argument about the ... More


Conclusions

Mette Elise Jolly

in The European Union and the People

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Seen in the light of the absent demos, majoritarian government at EU level is not feasible except in areas where a common good can be identified (such as environmental policy). With respect to ... More


Economic Explanations

Alberto Alesina and Edward Glaeser

in Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199267668
eISBN:
9780191602153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267669.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter looks at the “economic” explanations for the difference in the distributive policies of the United States and Europe. It argues that purely “economic” explanations fail to provide useful ... More


Introduction

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Second Red Scare, which stunted the development of the American welfare state. In the 1940s and 1950s, conservatives in and out of government ... More


The Politics of Budget Formulation and Agenda-setting

Narayan Lakshman

in Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the underlying politics of the trends in disaggregated components of expenditure and revenue. It discusses the technical constraints and processes of political bargaining direct ... More


Political Institutions and Redistribution

Alberto Alesina and Edward Glaeser

in Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199267668
eISBN:
9780191602153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267669.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the “political” explanations for the difference in the distributive policies of the United States and Europe. Political and institutional variables provide useful insights on ... More


Is rising income inequality inevitable? A critique of the ‘Transatlantic Consensus’

Tony Atkinson

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter addresses one of the most important economic issues facing societies and the world as a whole: rising income inequality. It takes issue with two widely circulated assertions: that rising ... More


The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America's Post-Adjustment Era

Kenneth M. Roberts

in Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701804
eISBN:
9780191771538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701804.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Declining social and economic inequalities since the late 1990s coincided with several basic shifts in Latin America’s political landscape, including an electoral turn to the left and a revival of ... More


Social policy, target populations and policy analysis in Colombia

Santiago Leyva and Carlos Andrés Olaya

in Policy Analysis in Colombia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447347712
eISBN:
9781447348412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447347712.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores persistent inequality and poverty for historically excluded groups despite dramatically increased expenditures in social policy as an issue of considerable importance in ... More


Reforming State, Party, and Economy

in The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770835
eISBN:
9780804781794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770835.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the May 1969 riots on institution building and social reform in Malaysia. It suggests that this incident served as a catalyst for redistributive policies and ... More


Contrasting policy approaches to human trafficking in Eurasia

Laura A. Dean

in Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352839
eISBN:
9781447353263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352839.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Although all the countries in Eurasia have adopted some sort of policy approach to human trafficking, there is significant variation regarding the scope of these laws across the region. Chapter One, ... More


‘A new branch can be strengthened by an old branch’1: livelihoods and challenges to inter-generational solidarity in South Africa

Jo Beall

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Anti-poverty policies have to be constructed to meet the needs of particular groups in populations, such as ethnic minorities, disabled people, and older people. Discrimination has to be countered in ... More


Compulsory voting and political outcomes

Sarah Birch

in Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077623
eISBN:
9781781701874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077623.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the impact of compulsory electoral participation on those political outcomes viewed as most significant, as well as those that can most intuitively be expected to result ... More


Is There New Capacity for Redistribution to End Poverty in MICs?

Christopher Hoy and Andy Sumner

in Trapped in the Middle?: Developmental Challenges for Middle-Income Countries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198852773
eISBN:
9780191887154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852773.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Amartya Sen’s famous study of famines found that people died not because of a lack of food availability in a country but because some people lacked entitlements to that food. Is a similar situation ... More


Introduction

Dennis C. Spies

in Immigration and Welfare State Retrenchment: Why the US Experience is not Reflected in Western Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812906
eISBN:
9780191850691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812906.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

By briefly summarizing the New Progressive Dilemma (NPD) debate, this introduction presents to the reader the general research question: does immigration necessarily lead to welfare cuts? It outlines ... More


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