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Inequalities Seminar: Dynamics of Democracy and Inequality in the context of Globalisation

21st March, 12.30-1.45pm

Speaker: Dr Dena Freeman (Departments of Anthropology and International Development, LSE) 

It's paradoxical that the upswing in inequality has occurred alongside processes of democratisation.

Piketty and others have shown that there has been a significant increase in levels of inequality in many countries since the 1970s. This seminar explored the global political economy of inequality and in particular considered the relationship between inequality and democracy. Revisiting historical studies of the relationship between democracy and inequality in the nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe, the presentation considered how contemporary processes of de-democratisation may be playing a role in the recent upturn in inequality trends.

Dr. Dena Freman is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, LSE and an Associate of the International Inequalities Institutute.

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