Does Inequality Help Or Hurt Democracy / Democratization?

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Does inequality help or hurt democracy/democratization, or neither? You may find that it helps to discuss not only economic but also ethnic inequalities and divisions. In constructing your argument, make sure you discuss Tilly (2007), Ansell and Samuels (2014), and Blaydes and Chaney (2013). Inglehart NEED ANOTHER ARTICLE Democracy is a very interesting governmental arrangement to come too. It first started out as only certain people, the rich males of ancient Greece had the power to vote and be citizens, while no one else was able to be a citizen and be a full part of the democracy. This notion of what a democracy is slowly evolved out of different revolutions and ideas. WE saw great leaps forward in what democracy is with the US revolution where the cry was “No taxation without representation.” To the French revolution that so much has been studied about. To the modern day, where we have seen the Arab spring rise and fall, with some countries making modest reforms and people fighting for as many reforms that they can get, to be equal among each other. Pure equality is the striving force that we all try to reach with democracy and will truly never get there. The evolution of democracy and the states is crafted by Charles Tilly, he believes that democracy is the interaction between state and citizen, and more specifically the political rights and civil liberties of the citizens of the government. Tilly was correct in the notion that to the Greek city states of the 4th

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