Distribution and Redistribution: The Shadow of the Nineteenth Century

@article{Iversen2009DistributionAR,
  title={Distribution and Redistribution: The Shadow of the Nineteenth Century},
  author={Torben Iversen and David Soskice},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={61},
  pages={438 - 486}
}
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, they argue that both are endogenous to more fundamental differences in the organization of capitalist democracies. Specifically, center-left governments result from PR consensus political systems (as opposed to majoritarian systems), while strong unions have their origins in coordinated (as opposed to… 

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