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Inequality and Democratization : an Elite-Competition Approach

Author: Ben W Ansell; David J Samuels
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Research on the economic origins of democracy and dictatorship has shifted away from the impact of growth and turned toward the question of how different patterns of growth - equal or unequal - shape regime change. This book offers a new theory of the historical relationship between economic modernization and the emergence of democracy on a global scale, focusing on the effects of land and income inequality.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben W Ansell; David J Samuels
ISBN: 9780521168793 0521168791
OCLC Number: 900952620
Awards: Winner of Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, American Political Science Association 2015
Winner of William H. Riker Book Award, Political Economy Section, American Political Science Association 2015
Description: 236 p. ; 228 x 152 mm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Inequality, development, and distribution; 3. Actors and interests; 4. An elite-competition model of democratization; 5. Assessing the relationship between inequality and democratization; 6. Inequality and democratization: empirical extensions; 7. Democracy, inequality, and public spending: reassessing the evidence; 8. Democracy, redistribution, and preferences; 9. Conclusion
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Responsibility: Ben W. Ansell ; David J. Samuels

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This book offers a new theory of the historical relationship between economic modernization and the emergence of democracy on a global scale, focusing on the effects of land and income inequality.  Read more...

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