Theme Panel: Inequality, Redistribution, and Democracy

Inequality, Redistribution, and Democracy

We have gathered four papers that develop original research exploring important questions directly related to this year’s conference theme. Specifically this panel’s papers all explore the impact of different forms of economic inequality on the process and outcomes of democratic governance. The paper topics include populist backlash, reassessing the political sources of redistributive policies, the relationship between regional economic inequalities, legislative malapportionment and redistribution, and the consequences of different forms of inequality for democracy write large. We have also invited a prominent scholar of representation to serve as discussant. The combination of authors, papers and discussant should attract significant attention to the panel.

David J. Samuels, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Chair)