Therborn on inequality

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10 Apr 2009

Interesting to read Göran Therborn, a sociologist with a radical reputation, trying, like me in my recent spiked review, to grapple with the contemporary meaning of inequality. Only Therborn’s concern in his article in Open Democracy is defining and measuring different dimensions of inequality. There is no conception of the need to realise the human potential. Instead he proposes measures related to social inclusion and redistribution. He concludes (at least implicitly), as many such discussions do, that the Nordic welfare states are probably the best that can be achieved.

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