The politics of predistribution: Interview with Jacob Hacker

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 21 Number 2 (2013)

The politics of predistribution: Interview with Jacob Hacker
Jacob Hacker, Ben Jackson, Martin O'Neill, pages -

Abstract

Jacob Hacker interviewed by Ben Jackson and Martin O’Neill

The American political scientist Jacob Hacker has been catapulted into the heart of British political debate as a result of Ed Miliband’s prominent endorsement of Hacker’s idea of ‘predistribution’. Hacker is a distinguished and influential scholar of public policy and American politics, who has also been closely involved in public debates in the United States on issues such as health-care reform and welfare policy. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Divided Welfare State (2002); The Great Risk Shift (2006); and Winner-Take-All Politics (2010) (co-authored with Paul Pierson). In this interview Hacker explores what he means by predistribution; its political and economic implications; and why he thinks it has struck a chord in today’s Labour Party.

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Jacob Hacker, Ben Jackson, Martin O'Neill (2013) The politics of predistribution: Interview with Jacob Hacker, Renewal, 21(2), -

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