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Redistribution in parliamentary democracies: the role of second-dimensional identity politics

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In this dissertation I explore the redistributive effects of second-dimensional identity politics in parliamentary democracies. Specifically, I focus on parties’ electoral incentives to manipulate the salience of the territorial-identity cleavage. My main argument is that a greater electoral salience of the second dimension distorts the nature of redistributive outcomes. Although the redistributive effects of second dimensions of political competition have been explored in majoritarian dem...

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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:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:10011

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