Distributive and Redistributive Policy

Tom Sefton

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548453
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Distributive and Redistributive Policy

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This article explains distributive and redistributive policy, focusing on social and welfare policies. The alternative forms of redistribution and the other aims of redistribution are examined in the first half of the article. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the various approaches to redistributive policy. The next part is devoted to looking at the effectiveness of redistributive policy.

Keywords: distributive policy; redistributive policy; social policies; welfare policies; alternative forms of redistribution; aims; approaches; effectiveness

Article.  7951 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Economy ; Comparative Politics

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