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Comparative Democracy And Income Distribution: Shape And Direction Of The Causal Arrow, Ross Burkhart Jan 1997

Comparative Democracy And Income Distribution: Shape And Direction Of The Causal Arrow, Ross Burkhart

Ross Burkhart

Few research studies examine the effect of income distribution on democracy cross-nationally in a simultaneous equation environment (with democracy also influencing income distribution). The most recent such study asserts that no linear relationship exists between the two variables, without testing for nonlinear relationships. In this study, I operationalize democracy and income distribution for 56 countries over the years 1973–1988. I find through pooled two-stage least-squares estimation that democracy and income distribution have nonlinear effects on each other (inverted U-shaped curves). I reflect on these findings as they affect public policy.


Experiencing Citizenship: Service-Learning In Political Science, William Hudson Dec 1996

Experiencing Citizenship: Service-Learning In Political Science, William Hudson

William E. Hudson

This practical guide is intended for faculty and service-learning directors, combining the how-to information and rigorous intellectual framework that teachers seek. What distinguishes this volume is that the contributors are writing for their peers. They discuss how service-learning can be implemented within political science and what this discipline contributes to the pedagogy of service-learning. The book offers both theoretical background and practical pedagogical chapters which describe the design, implementation, and outcomes of political science service-learning programs, as well as annotated bibliographies, program descriptions and course syllabi.


Economic Anxiety: Reification, De-Reification And The Politics Of Ipe, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah Dec 1996

Economic Anxiety: Reification, De-Reification And The Politics Of Ipe, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah

David Blaney

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A Question Of Values: New Canadian Perspectives In Ethics And Political Philosophy, Samantha Brennan, Tracy Isaacs, Michael Milde Dec 1996

A Question Of Values: New Canadian Perspectives In Ethics And Political Philosophy, Samantha Brennan, Tracy Isaacs, Michael Milde

Samantha Brennan

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The Political Economy Of Corporate Taxation., John Williams, Brian Collins Dec 1996

The Political Economy Of Corporate Taxation., John Williams, Brian Collins

Brian K. Collins

Theory: We propose a theory of corporate taxation in the United States that builds on dynamic optimal taxation models. The theory is consistent with structural dependence theories (Lindblom 1977) in that expectations by investors of future tax policy limit policy maker options, primarily because corporate tax policy is time inconsistent. This theory contrasts with pluralistic models of corporate taxation because it recognizes the collective action problem facing business.

Hypotheses: We offer three propositions. First, effective corporate tax rates will be exogenous to aggregate business interests, and instead should cause the organization and activity of business. Second, a shock in effective ...