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Market, Social Cohesion, and Democracy

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  • José Antonio Ocampo

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This paper offers three guiding principles for a better relationship between the economy and democracy: democracy as the extension of citizenship; democracy as diversity; and democracy as complementary to clear, strong macroeconomic rules. This view, it is argued, implies that economic and social institutions must be subject to democratic political choice. In this context, it analyses the role of both national and international institutions in improving the complementarity of the market, social cohesion and democracy. The central role of economic and social rights serves as the overarching framework for the analysis.

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  • José Antonio Ocampo, 2006. "Market, Social Cohesion, and Democracy," Working Papers 9, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
  • Handle: RePEc:une:wpaper:9
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    1. Rudiger Dornbusch & Sebastian Edwards, 1991. "The Macroeconomics of Populism in Latin America," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number dorn91-1.
    2. JosÈ Antonio Ocampo, 2002. "Rethinking the development agenda," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 26(3), pages 393-407, May.
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    Cited by:

    1. Rania Antonopoulos & Francisco Cos-Montiel, 2007. "State, Difference, and Diversity: Toward a Path of Expanded Democracy and Gender Equality," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_493, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Rania Antonopoulos, 2007. "The Right to a Job, the Right Types of Projects: Employment Guarantee Policies from a Gender Perspective," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_516, Levy Economics Institute.
    3. Ortiz, Isabel, 2007. "Politica Social
      [Social Policy]
      ," MPRA Paper 35162, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    citizenship; democracy; social cohesion; market economy; inequality; property rights;

    JEL classification:

    • H1 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration

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