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Income inequality in capitalist democracies : the interplay of values and institutions

Author: Vicki L Birchfield
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines patterns of income inequality among 16 advanced democracies from the mid 1970s to the early 2000s and explains why some societies have a large and growing divide between the rich and the poor while others, facing similar global economic pressures, maintain more egalitarian income distributions"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki L Birchfield
ISBN: 0271034408 9780271034409
OCLC Number: 234073830
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Theoretical foundations : political economy as applied democratic theory --
Political justice versus market justice : why values matter --
The power and the limitations of political institutions : retooling the consensus-majoritarian framework to "bring culture in" --
The interaction of institutions, values, and income inequality : a quantitative analysis --
The exceptions prove the rule : case studies in income inequality in Switzerland and the United Kingdom --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Vicki L. Birchfield.
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