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Democracy and inequality (Introductory presentation)

Author(s): Antony Todorov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Civil Society, Governance, Social development, Rural and urban sociology, Geopolitics
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Democracy; Market; Inequality
Summary/Abstract: Democracy as political regime since Antiquity is based on a fundamental principle - the equality of free citizens. On the other hand this regime coexists with economic system of the market, which is based on competition and therefore produces inequality. This inevitably creates tension between democracy and the market, which are governed differently. Most research so far has not found strong impact of the democratic regime on social inequalities. But the issue is the opposite impact of inequalities on democracies. The article argues that deepening social inequalities unavoidably undermine democracy.