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Macmillan Higher Education

The Politics of Inequality

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16 September 2016

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23 September 2016

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Contemporary democracies vary greatly in how much income inequality they tolerate. Some, like the United States and the United Kingdom, have seen high and rising levels for decades, while others, such as the Nordic...

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Contemporary democracies vary greatly in how much income inequality they tolerate. Some, like the United States and the United Kingdom, have seen high and rising levels for decades, while others, such as the Nordic countries, are much more equal.

This comprehensive text draws on a wealth of cutting-edge theories and empirical data to examine the political and economic causes and consequences of income inequality around the globe. It is organized around a set of key questions, including:

  • Is there something morally wrong with inequality? 
  • Is inequality good or bad for economic growth? 
  • How does inequality affect political participation and engagement? 
  • Who decides in the politics of inequality?
Systematic and accessible, this is the perfect book for students with an interest in the connections between politics and inequality.

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  • The first comprehensive textbook treatment of the politics of inequality
  • Suitable for a wide variety of courses
  • Fully up-to-date, with consideration of inequality in light of the Great Recession which began in 2008

1. What is the Politics of Inequality?
2. Is There Something Morally Wrong With Inequality?
3. Why Should We Care About Inequality?
4. How to Measure Inequality?
5. What are the Empirical Patterns?
6. Does Inequality Matter for Growth?
7. What are the Roads to Riches?
8. Does the Welfare State Reduce Inequality?
9. Does Economic Inequality Lead to Political Inequality?
10. Who Decides in the Politics of Inequality?
11. What Future for the Politics of Inequality?.

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Carsten Jensen and Kees van Kersbergen are both Professors of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark.

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Carsten Jensen and Kees van Kersbergen are both Professors of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark.

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