Episode 8: 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.

About

Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. 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.