Democratic Governance and Social Inequality

Democratic Governance and Social Inequality

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This controversial book examines the challenges that social inequities present to democratic governance. The authors argue that issues of poverty and inequality - far from diminishing - are becoming even more important in the present global environment. They consider the effects of globalization on the distribution of income and wealth within state borders, the impact of inequality on the stability and quality of democratic governance, and the future of vulnerable democracies in light of an apparent decline in the ability of federal governments to reduce inequality. Bridging political and economic concerns, the book is an important step toward coming to terms with the crucial socioeconomic dimensions of democracy and democratic transitions. A controversial examination of the challenges that social inequities present to democratic more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588260283
  • 9781588260284

Table of contents

Introduction: Globalization, Social Inequality, and Democracy - B. Lamounier. THINKING ABOUT DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE. Democracy, Inequality, and the Reconstitution of Politics - S. Friedman. Progress and Poverty Revisited: Toward Construction of a Statist Third Way - T.J. Lowi. A Clash of Ideologies: International Capitalism and the State in the Wake of the Asian Crisis - J. Rocamora. CASE STUDIES. Toward a New Approach to Welfare Policy in South Africa: Building Assets in Poor Communities - X. Mangcu. Democracy and Consolidation in Contemporary Latin America: Current Thinking and Future Challenges - J. Hartlyn. Globalization, Social Inequality, and Democratic Governance in South Korea - C. Moon and J. Yang. CONCLUSION. Toward a New Economic Paradigm: Crafting a Research Agenda for the 21st Century - B. Lamounier, S. Friedman, and J.S. more

About Joseph S. Tulchin

Joseph S. Tulchin is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Amelia Brown is a Fulbright scholar in Ottawa; she is a former program associate at the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for more