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The Politics of Economic Inequality in Developing Countries


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Philip Nel
    Pages 21-49
  3. Philip Nel
    Pages 95-116
  4. Philip Nel
    Pages 117-151
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 158-206

About this book


Inequalities of wealth and income have a significant impact for the achievement of economic, political and human development in developing counties. This book argues that a high level of economic inequality undermines a country's growth potential, retards the development of social capital, and encourages corruption.


Developing Countries development growth

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of OtagoNew Zealand

About the authors

PHILIP NEL is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he teaches Global Political Economy and the Ethics of International Relations. He is a co-editor of the International Studies Association journal Foreign Policy Analysis.

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