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The impact of inequality and polarization on the political economy

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The relation between inequality and rebellion is indeed a close one”, wrote Amartya Sen in the introduction of his illustrious book “On Income Inequality” (1973). Since then, a large body of evidence reminds us that countries that have ended conflict have established lasting peace through the reduction of poverty and inequality, redistribution of assets and socio-economic reforms. This lecture elaborates the commonality and difference between inequality and polarization: two key concepts in this development discourse, and argues that the latter deserves more attention in the political economy of policymaking.Discipline/Coordinating Entity: Humanities and Social Sciences


November 5
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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