Marie Michael Library

Title

Inequality and conflict: a review of an age-old concern

Author

Cramer, Christopher

Description

This paper presents an overview of the main currents of thinking about the inequality-conflict debate, with a focus on the link from inequality to conflict. The author argues that, in spite of the fact that inequality and violence are a constant in human society, organized violent political conflict only takes place from time to time and is interspersed with periods of peace.

File No

UNRISD-IC11

Agency

UNRISD

Date

October, 2005

Subject(s)

Inequality, Violent conflict

Pages

25