Exclusion by elections : inequality, ethnic identity, and democracy
- John D. Huber.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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- xii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
- Huber, John D., author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Why worry about inequality and ethnic politics?
- Group identity and the politics of exclusion
- A theory of social structure, electoral identities, and party systems
- Inequality, ethnic divisions, and the democratic process
- Theory and casual identification
- Income and voting behavior
- Inequality, ethnic diversity, and the ethnification of party systems
- Social structure, redistribution, and democratic transitions
- Conclusion: Inequality and the politics of exclusion.
Exclusion by Elections develops a theory about the circumstances under which 'class identities' as opposed to 'ethnic identities' become salient in democratic politics, and links this theory to issues of inequality and the propensity of governments to address it. The book argues that in societies with even modest levels of ethnic diversity, inequality invites ethnic politics, and ethnic politics results in less redistribution than class politics. Thus, contrary to existing workhorse models in social science, where democracies are expected to respond to inequality by increasing redistribution, the argument here is that inequality interacts with ethnic diversity to discourage redistribution. As a result, inequality often becomes reinforced by inequality itself. The author explores the argument empirically by examining cross-national patterns of voting behaviour, redistribution and democratic transitions, and he discusses the argument's implications for identifying strategies that can be used to address rising inequality in the world today.
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- Minorities > Suffrage > United States.
- Ethnicity > Political aspects > United States.
- Income distribution > Political aspects > United States.
- Democracy > Economic aspects > United States.
- Democracy > Economic aspects.
- Ethnicity > Political aspects.
- Income distribution > Political aspects.
- Minorities > Suffrage.
- United States.
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- Inequality, ethnic identity, and democracy
- Cambridge studies in comparative politics
- 9781107182943 hardcover
- 1107182948 hardcover
- 9781316633977 paperback
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