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How Politics and Institutions Shape Poverty and Inequality

David Brady, Agnes Blome and Hanna Kleider.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

May 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Political Sociology. 10932 words.

This article explores the influence of politics and institutions on poverty and inequality. It first considers the general contention that poverty is shaped by the combination of power...

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Poor People’s Politics

Frances Fox Piven and Lorraine C. Minnite.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

May 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Political Sociology. 11010 words.

This article examines how political action by poor people can influence public policy. It begins with a critique of theories about poverty policy development for the poor as well as the...

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