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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
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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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