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Egalitarianism and the generation of inequality

Author: Henry Phelps Brown
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English

Using the methods of reasoned history and comparative statistics, this work arrives at an assessment of egalitarianism. It traces the rise of egalitarianism from the Renaissance and Reformation  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Phelps Brown
ISBN: 0198286481 9780198286486
OCLC Number: 177352298
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 1988.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Part 1 The rise of egalitarianism: the early principles of inequality and equality; the transition to liberalism; the equality of man in the eighteenth century; eighteenth century developments propitious to egalitarianism; action delayed; the movement into redistribution; the formation of modern egalitarianism; issues and influences reviewed. Part 2 Distributions of income and wealth in the living economy: distributions displayed; the form of recent distributions of income; the historical course of change in the distribution of income; the redistribution of income; the distribution of wealth in some contemporary economies; the historical course of change in the distribution of wealth; the formation of distributions of income and wealth; the significance of the statistical record. Part 3 Egalitarianism analysed and assessed: the basis of egalitarianism; an assessment of egalitarianism.
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Henry Phelps Brown.


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'magnificently written book ... a thought provoking and highly literate history of the evolution of British (and related) ideas on egalitarianism over the last 1000 years.'Paul Taubman, University of Read more...

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