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Why do some democracies fail to help their poor? Ethnic diversity and identity politics may provide answers

Anderson, Chingun (2015) Why do some democracies fail to help their poor? Ethnic diversity and identity politics may provide answers. Democratic Audit UK (06 Nov 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

Democracies are traditionally seen as more effective at helping the poor than non-democracies. Chingun Anderson writes that although evidence for this is convincing, there are cases where the democratic system does little to benefit lower socioeconomic groups. He argues that a possible reason for this is that higher ethnic diversity negatively affects the successful organisation that is needed to campaign for pro-poor policies.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 13:42
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 13:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80954

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