Inequality and Politics


Inequality, understood as the ultimate allocation of scarce resources in society, plays an important role in way democratic societies work. Course will review the fundamental political theory debates about the relationship between inequality and politics; understanding of how politics shapes the distributions of income and wealth in contemporary democracies; and functioning of democratic polities at different levels of development. Examines its influence on citizens' political engagement, the extent to which political participation works, and various forms of conflict and political (dis)integration.
Curriculum Codes
  • SS
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