The Politics of Inequity in Developing Countries

Hardcover | March 15, 2008

byPhilip Nel

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Inequalities of wealth and income have a significant impact for the achievement of economic, political and human development in developing counties. This book argues that a high level of economic inequality undermines a country's growth potential, retards the development of social capital, and encourages corruption.

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Inequalities of wealth and income have a significant impact for the achievement of economic, political and human development in developing counties. This book argues that a high level of economic inequality undermines a country's growth potential, retards the development of social capital, and encourages corruption.

PHILIP NEL is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he teaches Global Political Economy and the Ethics of International Relations. He is a co-editor of the International Studies Association journal Foreign Policy Analysis.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537790

ISBN - 13:9780230537798

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Developing Countries and Odious Inequality * Explaining Odious Inequality * The Evolution of Economic Inequality in the Periphery, 1500-1999 * Democratization to the Rescue? * The Consequences of Inequality * Conclusions: Local Inequalities, Global Responsibilities * Appendix A: Sample Countries and Summary EHII Statistics * Appendix B: The Relationship between Regime Change and Economic Inequality in 147 Countries, 1960-1999