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Social protection and the formation of skills: a reinterpretation of the welfare state
This paper outlines a new approach to the study of the welfare state. Contrary to the emphasis on “decommmodification” in the current literature, we argue that important dimensions of the welfareExpand
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An Asset Theory of Social Policy Preferences
We present a theory of social policy preferences that emphasizes the composition of people's skills. The key to our argument is that individuals who have made risky investments in skills will demandExpand
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Electoral Institutions and the Politics of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Redistribute More Than Others
Standard political economy models of redistribution, notably that of Meltzer and Richard (1981), fail to account for the remarkable variance in government redistribution across democracies. WeExpand
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Partisan Politics, the Welfare State, and Three Worlds of Human Capital Formation
The authors propose a synthesis of power resources theory and welfare production regime theory to explain differences in human capital formation across advanced democracies. Emphasizing the mutuallyExpand
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The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?
An influential line of argument holds that globalization causes economic uncertainty and spurs popular demands for compensatory welfare state spending. This article argues that the relationshipExpand
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Contested Economic Institutions: The Politics of Macroeconomics and Wage Bargaining in Advanced Democracies
1. Introduction Part I. The Real Effects of Monetary Policies: 2. An institutional model of economic performance 3. Economic institutions and performance: quantitative evidence Part II. The PoliticsExpand
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Equality, Employment, and Budgetary Restraint: The Trilemma of the Service Economy
This article presents an analysis of the postindustrial economy from a political economy perspective. It identifies a set of specific distributional trade-offs associated with the new role played byExpand
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The Nonneutrality of Monetary Policy with Large Price or Wage Setters
Monetary rules matter for the equilibrium rate of employment when the number of price-wage setters is small, even when assuming rational expectations, complete information, central bankExpand
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Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare
  • T. Iversen
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 11 July 2005
Part I. Welfare Production Regimes: 1. A political economy approach to the welfare state 2. A brief analytical history of modern welfare production regimes Part II. Political Foundations of SocialExpand
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Distribution and Redistribution: The Shadow of the Nineteenth Century
The authors present an alternative to power resource theory as an approach to the study of distribution and redistribution. While they agree that partisanship and union power are important, theyExpand
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