S1E8: How do Eco­nom­ic Inequal­i­ties Cor­rode Demo­c­ra­t­ic Processes?

Cap­i­tal­ism has come under attack in recent years, notably because of grow­ing eco­nom­ic inequal­i­ties not only between the glob­al North and South, but also with­in West­ern coun­tries. Some crit­ics even cast doubt on its legit­i­ma­cy and abil­i­ty to cre­ate and pre­serve a just and equi­table soci­ety. In this episode, the econ­o­mist Branko Milanovic helps us under­stand how eco­nom­ic inequal­i­ties sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly cor­rode demo­c­ra­t­ic processes.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.