Why are democracies so unequal? Despite the widespread expectation that democracy, via expansion of the franchise, would lead to redistribution in favor of the masses, in reality majorities regularly lose out in democracies. Taking a broad view of inequality as encompassing the distribution of wealth, risk, status, and well-being, this volume explores how institutions, individuals, and coalitions contribute to the often surprising twists and turns of distributive politics. The contributors hail from a range of disciplines ...

Divide and Deal: The Politics of Distribution in Democracies 2010, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814740590

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Divide and Deal: The Politics of Distribution in Democracies 2008, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814740583

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