Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn / Edition 1

Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn / Edition 1

by Lawrence R. Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871544148

ISBN-13: 9780871544148

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

"In Inequality and American Democracy, editors Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol headline a distinguished group of political scientists in assessing whether rising economic inequality now threatens hard-won victories in the long struggle to achieve political equality in the United States." Most Americans accept that the vagaries of the economy will produce some…  See more details below

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"In Inequality and American Democracy, editors Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol headline a distinguished group of political scientists in assessing whether rising economic inequality now threatens hard-won victories in the long struggle to achieve political equality in the United States." Most Americans accept that the vagaries of the economy will produce some financial inequality, but also expect American democracy to guarantee equality of citizens, regardless of class. Inequality and American Democracy tackles the complex relationships between economic, social, and political inequality with authoritative insight, showcases a new generation of critical studies of American democracy, and highlights an issue of growing concern for the future of our democratic society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871544148
Publisher:
Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
532,629
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1American democracy in an era of rising inequality1
Ch. 2Inequalities of political voice19
Ch. 3Inequality and American governance88
Ch. 4Inequality and public policy156
Ch. 5Studying inequality and American democracy : findings and challenges214

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