American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality

  title={American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={651 - 666}
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Education
  • Perspectives on Politics
The Council of the American Political Science Association approved the appointment of a Task Force on Inequality and American Democracy in the fall of 2002. A fifteen-member task force was convened in January 2003 and collectively worked during the subsequent eighteen months to prepare extensive reviews of research on inequality and American democracy. (The research reviews are available on the APSA Web site—as are materials for undergraduate and graduate teaching—… 

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