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Inequality, Democracy, and Economic Development - Manus I. Midlarsky

Inequality, Democracy, and Economic Development

By: Manus I. Midlarsky (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521571913
Number Of Pages: 382

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Why is the relationship between inequality and democracy so compelling to the contemporary social scientist? This volume addresses questions that were raised as early as the time of Aristotle and through Marx to the present. Theoretical lacunae are explored, as are major current policy concerns. The book focuses on the sources of democracy, the relationship between economic development and thresholds of democracy, and finally on responses to democratization. Of course, definitions of democracy have varied over an extraordinarily wide range, as have conceptions of inequality, and the reader will find such variations reflected in the contributions to this volume. Descriptions of democracy vary from an emphasis on equality of participation for all citizens in decision making, to more complex indices emphasizing competitiveness and civil liberties. The contributors to this volume provide the kind of multidimensional analysis which is essential to a comprehensive treatment of the relationship between inequality, democracy, and economic development.

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"An excellent resource for upper-level courses in politics, sociology, and economics; also very useful for scholars working in the area of status inequities and global political systems. Upper-division undergraduates and above." Choice

The Early Bases of Democracy
Democracy before Athens Kenneth
Environmental influences on democracy: aridity, warfare and land inequality Manus
Democracy and proto-modernity: technoecological influences on the growth of political and civil rights
Inequality and democracy in the anthropolitical record Melvin Ember
Economic Development and Thresholds of Democracy
Economic determinants of democracy
Informational inequality and democracy in the New World Order
Modernization and thresholds of democracy: evidence for a common path and process
Markets and inequality in the transition from state socialism
Responses to Democratization
Democracy and inequality: tracking welfare spending in Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea
Political regimes and industrial wages: a cross-national analysis
Social responses to neoliberal reforms in Eastern Europe in the 1990s
Market, state, and citizenship in new democracies
Conclusion: paradoxes of democracy
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ISBN: 9780521571913
ISBN-10: 052157191X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 13th January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73