Existing studies of income inequality and political participationincluding related literature, for example, on preferences for redistributionleave us with the question of whether citizens see political democracy as offering ways to challenge market inequalities. Using original surveys in 13 Central and Eastern European countries, I find that those who see high and undesirable levels of income inequality have stronger demands for popular democratic participation than those who do not. In addition, neither the aggregate levels of support for political engagement nor individuals' perceptions of inequality are coordinated with either national-level indicators of income inequality or democratic performance.

Inequality and Support for Political Engagement in New Democracies

Loveless M.
2016

Abstract

Existing studies of income inequality and political participationincluding related literature, for example, on preferences for redistributionleave us with the question of whether citizens see political democracy as offering ways to challenge market inequalities. Using original surveys in 13 Central and Eastern European countries, I find that those who see high and undesirable levels of income inequality have stronger demands for popular democratic participation than those who do not. In addition, neither the aggregate levels of support for political engagement nor individuals' perceptions of inequality are coordinated with either national-level indicators of income inequality or democratic performance.
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