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Power, inequality, and democratic politics

essays in honor of Robert A. Dahl

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dahl, Robert Alan, 1915-,
  • Dahl, Robert Alan, 1915- -- Bibliography,
  • Power (Social sciences),
  • Democracy

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Ian Shapiro and Grant Reeher.
    ContributionsDahl, Robert Alan, 1915-, Shapiro, Ian., Reeher, Grant.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC330 .P696 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 308 p. :
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2034671M
    ISBN 100813307627
    LC Control Number88010713

    Still, inequality in the U.S. dwarfs any other affluent democracy. The United Kingdom had a 90/10 ratio of in , and egalitarian countries like Denmark were as low as in Even among seemingly similar former state socialist economies, one cannot help but be struck by the disparities between the Czech Republic with a 90/10 ratio.   Political inequality is a distinct form of inequality but has yet to attract sustained, systematic scholarly attention in the same way as its sibling inequalities. Although political equality is a foundation of modern democracy, we do not know how far from equality we are.

    Beyond Oligarchy is a collection of essays by leading scholars of contemporary Indonesian politics and society, each addressing effects of material inequality on political power and contestation in democratic Indonesia. The contributors assess how critical concepts in the study of politics—oligarchy, inequality, power, democracy, and others—can be used to characterize the Indonesian case Cited by: Robert Alan Dahl (/ d ɑː l /; Decem – February 5, ) was a political theorist and Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale established the pluralist theory of democracy—in which political outcomes are enacted through competitive, if unequal, interest groups—and introduced "polyarchy" as a descriptor of actual democratic governance.

    Learn Inequality and Democracy from Utrecht University. Most countries are getting more and more unequal. But the core of democracy is political equality: that everyone should have an equal say in how their country is run. Can we really expect.   In every political system, the rich tend to hold more power – but the relationship between politics, economics and inequality is complex. To better .


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Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America. Princeton and New York: Princeton University Press/Russell Sage Foundation. Hacker, Jacob S. & Paul Pierson. Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — And Turned its Back on the Middle Class. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Democracy offers the key to understanding why corporations are now citizens, money is political speech, limits on corporate spending are a form of censorship, democracy is a free market, and political equality and democratic integrity are unconstitutional constraints on money in politics.

Supreme Court opinions have dictated these conditions in Reviews: 9. These changes in the Democratic party—combined with the Republicans' ideological cohesion and wealth, a political offensive by business, and a decline in labor-union power—here set the stage for the new inequality.

Edsall points out that Democratic gains in the elections were tied to an increased turnout fueled by animosity toward the. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Power, inequality, and Schumpeter's challenge: An introductory essay / Ian Shapiro and Grant Reeher --Part nature of power --Knowing power: A working paper / Douglas W.

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Political inequality: Why British democracy must be reformed and revitalised. Growing levels of electoral inequality by age and class, falling political participation rates and low levels of belief in the efficacy of democracy all reflect an ingrained sense that the political process is rigged in favour of the rich, the powerful and the well-connected.

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