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Inequality and democratization : an elite-competition approach / Ben W. Ansell, David J. Samuels
(Cambridge studies in comparative politics)

Publisher New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press
Year 2014
Codes ID=2001728603 NCID=BB17776939

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Language English
Size xvii, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Notes Summary: "Research on the economic origins of democracy and dictatorship has shifted away from the impact of growth and turned toward the question of how different patterns of growth - equal or unequal - shape regime change. This book offers a new theory of the historical relationship between economic modernization and the emergence of democracy on a global scale, focusing on the effects of land and income inequality. Contrary to most mainstream arguments, Ben W. Ansell and David J. Samuels suggest that democracy is more likely to emerge when rising, yet politically disenfranchised, groups demand more influence because they have more to lose, rather than when threats of redistribution to elite interests are low"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-226) and index
Authors *Ansell, Ben W., 1977-
Samuels, David J., 1967-
Subjects LCSH:Democracy -- Economic aspects  All Subject Search
LCSH:Democratization -- Economic aspects  All Subject Search
LCSH:Economic development -- Political aspects  All Subject Search
LCSH:Land tenure -- Political aspects  All Subject Search
LCSH:Income distribution -- Political aspects  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:JC423
Vol : hardback ; ISBN:9781107000360
: pbk ; ISBN:9780521168793

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Cent.Lib.,Closed Stacks ,Books(European Lang.) : pbk 321.8/AN82 1280564975
9780521168793 2014

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