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Democracy, Education, and Equality by John E. Roemer

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Many believe that equality of opportunity will be achieved when the prospects of children no longer depend upon the wealth and education of their parents. The institution through which the link between child and parental prospects may be weakened is public education. Many also believe that democracy is the political institution that will bring about justice. This study, first published in 2006, asks whether democracy, modeled as competition between political parties that represent different interests in the polity, will result in educational funding policies that will, at least eventually, produce citizens who have equal capacities (human capital), thus breaking the link between family background and child prospects. In other words, will democracy engender, through the educational finance policies it produces, a state of equal opportunity in the long run?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521609135
ISBN-10: 0521609135
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 186
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John E. Roemer

John E. Roemer is Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He has published extensively in economics, political philosophy, and political science. His recent books include Political Competition (2001), Equality of Opportunity (1998), Theories of Distributive Justice (1996), and A Future for Socialism (Cambridge University Press, 1994). He was named a Felow of the Econometric Society in 1986.

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