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    DescriptionThe rise of populism in new democracies, especially in Latin America, has brought renewed urgency to the question of how liberal democracy deals with issues of poverty and inequality. Citizens who feel that democracy failed to improve their economic condition are often vulnerable to the appeal of political leaders with authoritarian tendencies. To counteract this trend, liberal democracies must establish policies that will reduce socioeconomic disparities without violating liberal principles, interfering with economic growth, or ignoring the consensus of the people. "Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy" addresses the complicated philosophical and moral issues surrounding the distribution of economic goods in free societies as well as the empirical relationships between democratization and trends in poverty and inequality. This volume also discusses the variety of welfare-state policies that have been adopted in different regions of the world. The book's distinguished group of contributors provides a succinct synthesis of the scholarship on this topic. They address such broad issues as whether democracy promotes inequality, the socioeconomic factors that drive democratic failure, and the basic choices that societies must make as they decide how to deal with inequality. Chapters focus on particular regions or countries, examining how problems of poverty and inequality have been handled (or mishandled) by newer democracies in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy will prove vital reading for all students of world politics, political economy, and democracy's global prospects. Contributors include: Dan Banik, Nancy Bermeo, Dorothee Bohle, Nathan Converse, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Francis Fukuyama, Bela Greskovits, Stephan Haggard, Ethan B. Kapstein, Robert R. Kaufman, Taekyoon Kim, Huck-Ju Kwon, Jooha Lee, Peter Lewis, Beatriz Magaloni, Mitchell A. Orenstein, Marc F. Plattner, Charles Simkins, Alejandro Toledo, and Ilcheong Yi.


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    Title
    Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Francis Fukuyama, Edited by Larry Diamond, Edited by Marc F. Plattner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781421405704
    ISBN 10: 1421405709
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JPB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    BISAC V2.8: SOC045000
    BIC subject category V2: JFFA, JPHV
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 10
    DC22: 305
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, POL007000
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    BISAC V2.8: POL009000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1KL
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    DC23: 305
    LC classification: JC423 .P598 2012
    Thema V1.0: JBFC, JPB, JPHV
    Illustrations note
    1 map, 10 figures
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Larry Diamond is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, where he directs the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Marc F. Plattner is vice president for research and studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. Plattner and Diamond are coeditors of the Journal of Democracy.
    Review quote
    This text is well-crafted and is a challenging, thoughtful, and provocative treatise on the topic... This book offers a welcome, fresh insight to the consequences of democratic transitions in a variety of regions. Book Bargains and Previews Starting from the phenomenon of growing inequality in much of the world, the book looks at the difference between poverty and inequality and the political effects of each of these on democracy, including the rise of authoritarian populism... Recommended for students of developing nations in general and Latin America in particular. Choice