Can reversing inequalities revive politics?

Wed 19 Oct 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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This event is part of the British Academy Debates on Inequalities

Can a democratic society that treats people as equals be consistent with an economic system in which differences in wealth are great? Tension between the equality of voting rights and the distribution of wealth can emerge in different ways. But how far can this tension be contained if inequality rises? And can current problems of democracy (like declining voting participation) be partly attributed to growing inequality?

Chaired by: 
Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect

Professor Colin Crouch FBA Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick
Fraser Nelson Editor, The Spectator
Professor Anne Phillips FBA Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, LSE
Zoe Williams Columnist, Guardian

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