Has the middle secured its share of growth or been squeezed?
In striking contrast to the notion that democracy is under threat because ‘the middle’ has been ‘squeezed’ over recent decades, Iversen and Soskice (2019) in their book, Democracy and Prosperity, present an optimistic account about the future of democracy. This paper examines their key assumption that the symbiosis between democracy and advanced capitalism is underpinned by electorally decisive middle-class voters that secure a constant share of economic growth. Using comprehensive data on in...Expand abstract
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- This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from Routledge at https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2020.1727173
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