Inequality, Polarization and Conflict

An Analytical Study

  • Satya R.┬áChakravarty

Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Satya R. Chakravarty
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  3. Satya R. Chakravarty
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  4. Satya R. Chakravarty
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  5. Satya R. Chakravarty
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  6. Satya R. Chakravarty
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  7. Satya R. Chakravarty
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 121-137

About this book


This monograph initially offers a systematic treatment of the theory and methodology of alternative notions of income polarization and related issues. It then goes on to analyze social polarization, ordinal polarization, and the relations between inequality polarization, fractionalization and likelihood of conflicts. Axiomatic approaches to the measurement of polarization from different perspectives are analyzed rigorously. In order to understand the difference between inequality and polarization, a discussion on income inequality is also included.


Alienation Conflict Distributional Analysis Ethnic and Social Polarization Fractionalization Identification Income Polarization Inequality

Authors and affiliations

  • Satya R.┬áChakravarty
    • 1
  1. 1.Economic Research UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2165-4
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2166-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-107X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1088
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