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Trade, growth, poverty, and politics: toward a unified theory

Gruber, Lloyd (2013) Trade, growth, poverty, and politics: toward a unified theory. Politics and Policy, 41 (5). pp. 723-764. ISSN 1747-1346

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Abstract

This article takes the opportunity presented by the current global downturn to reassess the latest scholarly work on globalization's long-term implications for economic and political development. Will the market inequities generated by trade and international interdependence systematically undermine the domestic redistributive systems on which poor, redistribution-reliant citizens depend for their economic well-being and continuing engagement with society? Or should we expect to find trade-induced market inequality biasing political systems in exactly the opposite direction-toward more, not less, market-correcting redistribution? To answer these discipline-spanning questions with any degree of confidence, we will first need to develop a more theoretically integrated model of the mechanisms that link market inequality to nonmarket redistribution. Creating that model-and, to that end, unifying major theoretical strands within political science and economics-should be our first priority.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2013 Wilay
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > International Development
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 14:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54880/

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