Tag Archives: elite

Inequality — The Reality in Two Push Alerts

*** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr Advertisements

Posted in Books, Theory in Pictures | Tagged , | Leave a comment

BREAKING NEWS from Davos: 2500 people controlling the world economy got out of their limos and recalled the “problem of inequality”

It would be funny if it wasn’t disgracefully true… See also: “I don’t see any income inequality!” “Me neither!” *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr / Reddit

Posted in Books, Theory in Pictures | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Corporate‬ density is especially potent for the growth of ‪elite‬-oriented nonprofits—but not social welfare nonprofits—when local networks and cultural norms support elite mobilization

In “Golfing Alone? Corporations, Elites, and Nonprofit Growth in 100 American Communities” (open access) Christopher Marquis, Gerald F. Davis & Mary Ann Glynn examine the link between corporations and community by showing how corporate density interacts with the local social … Continue reading

Posted in Papers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent

The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent explains how governments learned to unleash market forces while also avoiding protest about the market’s failures.  The US has just gone through the worst economic crisis in a generation. Why wasn’t there … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

States of Credit provides the first comprehensive look at the joint development of representative assemblies and public borrowing in Europe during the medieval and early modern eras. In this pioneering book, David Stasavage ( New York University) argues that unique advances in political … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment