The Politics of Inequality|
Spring 2014 not offered
The unequal distribution of income and assets has been arguably the most prominent issue in historical and contemporary politics. In this course, we will explore the politics surrounding economic inequality around the world. We will discuss how inequality influences political participation in democracies and dictatorships, the prospects for democratic transition/consolidation, and economic growth. We will also examine when and how political institutions can mitigate negative aspects of inequality.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Larry Bartels (2008), UNEQUAL DEMOCRACY
Pablo Beramendi and Christopher Anderson, eds. (2008), DEMOCRACY, INEQUALITY, AND REPRESENTATION: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Jonas Pontusson (2005), INEQUALITY AND PROSPERITY: SOCIAL EUROPE VS. LIBERAL AMERICA
Additional readings will be made available on Moodle.
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Research paper, weekly reading questions.
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