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Has the middle secured its share of growth or been squeezed?

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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...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/01402382.2020.1727173

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5992-4182
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
West European Politics Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
2
Pages:
426-438
Publication date:
2020-02-18
Acceptance date:
2020-01-29
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EISSN:
1743-9655
ISSN:
0140-2382
Pubs id:
1089909
Local pid:
pubs:1089909

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