THE POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF INEQUALITY

Inequality, representation, participation

da Giovedì, 25 Ottobre 2018 a Venerdì, 26 Ottobre 2018
Conferenza
Palazzo Strozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza Strozzi, Firenze
Lucio Baccaro, Vincenzo Barone, Rossella Ciccia, Andrea Cornia, Colin Crouch, Donatella della Porta, Giovanni Dosi, Maurizio Franzini, James Galbraith, Elena Granaglia, Lorenzo Mosca, Ronaldo Munck, Annalisa Murgia, David Natali, Ilaria Pavan, Mario Pianta, Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Alfonso Rosolia, Chiara Saraceno, Göran Therborn
 
Conference of the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Chair on The political economy and historical dynamics of modern capitalism organised by Donatella della Porta and Mario Pianta.
 

Next Conference: II. Inequalities, territorial politics, nationalism | Palazzo Strozzi, 22-23 November 2018  

I. Inequality, representation, participation

The rise of inequality has led to a concentration of economic power resulting in growing asymmetries in the ability to influence the political process, but also in novel forms of participation. Policies have often allowed a consolidation of economic privilege and have reduced redistribution, weakening the ability of political democracy to contain drives towards greater inequality. At the same time, high inequality has stimulated changes in political participation, voting behaviour, and a rise of protests and social mobilisations. In order to understand these complex relationships, the conference develops an interdisciplinary approach applied to a variety of national and regional perspectives.

Programme

Thursday 25 October 2018

16.00 -19.00

OPENING

Vincenzo Barone, Direttore Scuola Normale Superiore
Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore

Chair Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore

SESSION 1, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DIMENSIONS OF INEQUALITY

Colin Crouch, Warwick University
Post-democracy and the political implications of economic inequality

Mario Pianta, Università Roma Tre – Scuola Normale Superiore
Four engines of economic inequality

Elena Granaglia, Università Roma Tre
Can inequalities be justified?

Discussant Giovanni Dosi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

20.00 dinner

Friday 26 October 2018

9.00-13.30

Chair Lorenzo Bosi, Scuola Normale Superiore

SESSION 2, DYNAMICS OF INEQUALITY

Göran Therborn, Cambridge University
The non-politics of rising inequality in a previously egalitarian society: the Swedish example

Andrea Cornia, Università di Firenze
The rise and fall of inequality in Latin America

Ronaldo Munck, Dublin City University
Inequality and social movements in Latin America

Maurizio Franzini, Sapienza Università di Roma
Economic inequality in Italy

Discussant Alfonso Rosolia, Banca d’Italia

Coffee break

SESSION 3, LABOUR, WELFARE AND GENDER

Lucio Baccaro, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Liberalisation of labour relations and the impact on inequality

Ilaria Pavan, Scuola Normale Superiore
The welfare state and equality

Annalisa Murgia, University of Leeds
Gender differences in the labour market: emerging inequalities in the hybrid areas of work

Discussant Rossella Ciccia, Scuola Normale Superiore

Buffet

15.00-17.30

Chair Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

SESSION 4, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSES TO INEQUALITY

Chiara Saraceno, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino
Inequalities among children and their long term effect

James Galbraith, University of Texas, Austin
The political effects of economic inequalities

Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore
Challenging inequalities: social movements in times of crisis

Discussant David Natali, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

General discussion