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Democratic VistasReflections on the Life of American Democracy$
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Jedediah Purdy, Anthony Kronman, and Cynthia Farrar

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300102567

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300102567.001.0001

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Democracy and Distribution

Democracy and Distribution

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(p.173) 9 Democracy and Distribution
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Democratic Vistas
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Ian Shapiro

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300102567.003.0010

This chapter asks why, despite so many forecasts of downward democratic redistribution, history has demurred and even produced the opposite. It notes that because the dearth of redistribution to the poor in democracies results from numerous factors, analyzing it is unlikely to produce any single diagnosis. The approach taken here is to break the causes down to the “demand side,” asking why there is not more popular pressure for redistribution to the poor; and the “supply side,” asking why politicians and other elites do not put more redistributive policies on the table.

Keywords:   democratic redistribution, democracy, demand, supply

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