project . 2020 - 2025 . On going

POLAR

Polarization and its discontents: does rising economic inequality undermine the foundations of liberal societies?
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 833196 Call for proposal: ERC-2018-ADG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG Overall Budget: 2,494,660 EURFunder Contribution: 2,494,660 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Apr 2020
    End Date
    31 Mar 2025
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Description
The project will examine the relationship between economic inequality and societal openness, one of the foundational elements of liberal society. Specifically, the project will provide new empirical evidence on the purportedly negative relationship between inequality and social mobility, support for democracy, and social cohesion in the West. The challenge addressed by the project is foremost empirical: for each dimension of openness, there are straightforward theoretical arguments to link rising inequality with declining openness. In each case, there is widely-known evidence to support a negative relationship in bivariate cross-sectional cross-country data. In ...
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Description
The project will examine the relationship between economic inequality and societal openness, one of the foundational elements of liberal society. Specifically, the project will provide new empirical evidence on the purportedly negative relationship between inequality and social mobility, support for democracy, and social cohesion in the West. The challenge addressed by the project is foremost empirical: for each dimension of openness, there are straightforward theoretical arguments to link rising inequality with declining openness. In each case, there is widely-known evidence to support a negative relationship in bivariate cross-sectional cross-country data. In ...
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