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William Outhwaite, William Outhwaite and Larry Ray

eschew speculative prophecy and stick to testable predictions, we are inclined to suggest something more like the opposite in relation to the analysis of state socialism. There is, of course, a long and ignoble history of euphoria and punch-pulling in Western accounts of communism, fed by an even

Achieving Justice

Comparative Public Opinion on Income Distribution


Toril Aalberg

This book gives a systematic and extensive comparative analysis of public beliefs about social justice. Contrary to previous studies it attempts to link public opinion to the philosophical debate on distributive justice, but more importantly it connects the different opinion surveys with the current economic and political situation in the various countries.
What can explain the cross-national variations, and if opinions do change over time, why is this so? Are people’s beliefs influenced by existing welfare practices in the country? Do different policy regimes trigger different pattern of belief among the members of society?
This book should be of interest to researchers and students both in the field of Comparative Opinion Studies, but also those interested in the relationship between public opinion and the political elite.

Felix Weiss

-parametric spline models for an ideal case for all three classes of social origin and third, the same set of predictions as above from the fully parametric AFT regressions with a log-logistic distribution used in the article. Further, I report all models in order to check whether strong violations of functional

Samuel Clark

public pronouncements are frequently roasted for the wrong predictions they have made. However, serious work on economic cycles is usually backed up by empirical evidence, which might not persuade everyone of the validity of particular sequences, but are persuasive that sequential generalization of such

Kenneth Nelson, Ingalill Montanari and Joakim Palme

predictions of converging welfare state institutions. Th e purpose of this paper is to examine the development of social insurance programs among 18 of the economically most advanced democracies during 1980–2000. Have social insurance rights converged and have changes been of such a character that we can

Piet Hermkens, Peter Van Wijck and Wil Arts

Australia and the United States will show for both years (1987 and 1992) quite similar results. The largest differences to be expected will be those between the couple Australia and the United States on the one hand, and Hungary and Poland as a couple on the other. From this hypothesis the prediction can be

Yung-Mei Tsai, H. Paul Chalfant and Peter L. Heller

predictions found in both Models I and II. To summarize, results concerning Model I are mixed. Some support is given for overall predictions made by Model I. However, amount of direct and positive association between Chris- tianity and Western medicalization is quite weak. Model I's prediction that direct and

Robert M. Marsh

outliers in the opposite direction. Qualitative data from the political history of these five countries are examined to test equilibrium theoretic predictions. As predicted, Chile and Philippines moved toward greater equilibrium by becoming less democratic (more authoritarian) in the 1970s, while Spain and

Joseph E. Faulkner and C. Michael Lanphier

attitude organization, especially that of Osgood and associates, has documented the importance of evaluation (in a good-bad sense) as the most important dimension of attitude organization.2 Esteem is the func- tional equivalent of the evaluative aspect of attitude in self-conception. The predictions about

Ellis Godard

, any movement accounts for conflict “in every case” (84). And while conflict remains a function of social space, a focus on what might be overintimate overshadows when it actually is. The geometric model’s case-level predictions thus seem muddled. More important is the book’s heretical nature