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Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Ekrem Karakoç

Abstract

This book provides empirical evidence showing that most new democracies either maintain the level of income inequality they inherited or even increase it over time. It then asks why new democracies do not generate income equality. Unlike previous studies, it directly analyzes the relationship between inequality and democracy by focusing on the trajectory of inequality after the transition to democracy. It challenges basic premises in the democratization–inequality studies and offers a new theory. It investigates the roots of change in social policy programs in Poland and the Czech Republic in ... More

Keywords: inequality, democratization, party systems, social policy, parties, Poland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198826927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826927.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ekrem Karakoç, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University (SUNY)