Inequality, Democracy, and Institutions: A Critical Review of Recent Research

Savoia, Antonio, Easaw, Joshy and McKay, Andrew (2010) Inequality, Democracy, and Institutions: A Critical Review of Recent Research. World Development, 38 (2). pp. 142-154. ISSN 0305-750X

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This paper Surveys the theoretical and empirical literature on the effect of economic and political inequality on institutions The current understanding suggests that unequal societies develop exploitative and inefficient institutions. Empirical research-which is scant. and has mainly concentrated at cross-national level-supports. to some extent, the existence of all inverse relationship between inequality and institutions, but more analysis is needed. Future empirical research Should undertake country. state. and micro-level analysis, which are a necessary complement to aggregate level studies. The effect of inequality Could also take place indirectly. through the influence of inequality on democratization.

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Additional Information: Special Issue: Sp. Iss. SI
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Economics
Depositing User: Andy McKay
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:47
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