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Seminar to Explore Democracy and Economic Inequality

Why is it that democracy, which has been expanding to more and more countries, has not brought greater economic equality? "We want to understand the counterintuitive and unexpected outcome that inequality has increased amidst democracy. How is it that democracy has spread power to those with an interest in lessening inequality, and how might democracy be reformed to allow for more redress?" -- Tony Marx, professor of political science

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Published: Jul. 10, 2001
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004