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Crime and equality, or crime and punishment? Population heterogeneity and fear of crime as determinants of redistribution preferences

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Despite considerable research efforts, the relationship between inequality and demand for redistribution remains a highly contested topic within comparative political economy. This paper argues that a central yet widely overlooked mechanism linking macro-level income inequality to preferences for redistribution has to with the micro-level implications of certain externalities of inequality. Focusing on fear of crime, as one such externality, I argue that because (i) in- equality and crime ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:0cc102b1-c86d-4323-bfb0-3753c33baa33
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ora:9085

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