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The Resource Spending to win : political institutions, economic geography, and government studies, Stephanie J. Rickard

Spending to win : political institutions, economic geography, and government studies, Stephanie J. Rickard

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Spending to win : political institutions, economic geography, and government studies
Title
Spending to win
Title remainder
political institutions, economic geography, and government studies
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Stephanie J. Rickard
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Political institutions, economic geography, and government studies
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eng
Summary
"Democratic institutions ostensibly serve the common good. Yet democratically elected leaders face varied incentives. Politicians must balance the public's welfare with demands from interest groups that run counter to the common good. Nowhere is this balancing act more apparent than in the area of economic policy. Many economic policies redistribute resources between groups. Governments collect taxes and redistribute the money via government programs. Governments could spend money on programs that support broad groups, such as universal health care or education. Alternatively, governments could use their fiscal resources to privilege small, select groups of citizens via programs like subsidies for business. Subsidies typically provide economic benefits selectively to small groups and accordingly can be described as "particularistic" economic policies. Particularistic economic policies often come at a cost to larger groups, including tax payers and consumers. Yet despite these characteristics, particularistic economic policies emerge in democratic contexts"--
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1977-
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Rickard, Stephanie J.
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions
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  • Economic geography
  • Economic policy
  • Representative government and representation
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Spending to win : political institutions, economic geography, and government studies, Stephanie J. Rickard
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Who gets what and why? The politics of particularistic economic policies -- The uneven geographic dispersion of economic activity -- How institutions and geography work together to shape policy -- Explaining government spending on industrial subsidies -- The power of producers : successful demands for state aid -- Why institutional differences among proportional representation systems matter -- The policy effects of electoral competitiveness in closed-list PR -- Conclusion and Implications
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on1035781158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9781108422321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053532426
Label
Spending to win : political institutions, economic geography, and government studies, Stephanie J. Rickard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who gets what and why? The politics of particularistic economic policies -- The uneven geographic dispersion of economic activity -- How institutions and geography work together to shape policy -- Explaining government spending on industrial subsidies -- The power of producers : successful demands for state aid -- Why institutional differences among proportional representation systems matter -- The policy effects of electoral competitiveness in closed-list PR -- Conclusion and Implications
Control code
on1035781158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9781108422321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053532426

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