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The Political Dimension Of Inequality During Economic Development

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  • Denis COGNEAU

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    (Paris School of Economics, IRD, DIAL)

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European Enlightenment thinkers were right in stressing the political dimension of inequality, rather than referring to "natural differences" as some others did after them in the 19th or 20th centuries. Drawing from recent theoretical and empirical contributions in social sciences and in particular in economics, I try to sketch the lines of a research program dedicated to the politics of inequality on the one hand, to political inequalities on the other hand.

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Article provided by Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var in its journal Région et Développement.

Volume (Year): 35 (2012)
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Pages: 11-36

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Keywords: INEQUALITY; DEVELOPMENT; POLITICAL ECONOMY; LONG-TERM HISTORY;

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