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Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586090
eISBN:
9780226586267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although recent research has demonstrated that public policy responds disproportionately to the preferences of affluent Americans, much less is known about the preferences of the truly wealthy – ... More


Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie

Elisabeth Schimpfössl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190677763
eISBN:
9780190677794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Social Theory

This book looks at representatives of the top 0.1 per cent of Russian society: their stories, trajectories, ideas about life, and how they see their role and position at the top of Russian society. ... More


Billionaires in World Politics

Peter Hägel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This book shows how the privatization of politics assumes a new dimension when billionaires wield power in world politics, which requires a re-thinking of individual agency in International ... More


Analytical Conclusion

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 8 evaluates the prior findings in order to address three major questions. First, is it more appropriate to see billionaires as “super-actors,” or as a global “super-class”? It finds limited ... More


The Business of More

Peter Dauvergne

in Environmentalism of the Rich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034951
eISBN:
9780262336222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034951.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter pans out from the islands of the Pacific to analyze the forces of unsustainable production and consumption underlying the global sustainability crisis. It demonstrates how, everywhere, ... More


Who the Billionaires Are

Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe

in Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586090
eISBN:
9780226586267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586267.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 introduces the billionaires who are the primary subjects of the book: the one hundred wealthiest US billionaires, those who occupy the upper reaches of the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest ... More


Stealth Politics on Taxes and Social Security

Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe

in Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586090
eISBN:
9780226586267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586267.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 focuses on billionaires’ general political activity, as well as their words and actions related to economic issues. It describes our web-scraping research techniques, which were used to ... More


Keeping Quiet on Social Issues

Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe

in Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586090
eISBN:
9780226586267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586267.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 applies our web-scraping and public records techniques to billionaires’ statements and actions concerning certain social, cultural, or moral issues. We find little evidence of stealth ... More


Reshaping State and Local Politics

Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe

in Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586090
eISBN:
9780226586267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586267.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 examines the major financial investments certain billionaires have made on the state and local levels. It also examines the substantial impacts that these investments have had, particularly ... More


What Is to Be Done about Billionaires?

Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe

in Billionaires and Stealth Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586090
eISBN:
9780226586267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586267.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 6 relates our findings to general ideas about democracy. It mentions the damage to political equality that may result if the wealthiest Americans wield much more political influence than ... More


Introduction

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 1 introduces billionaires as the prophets of the neoliberal age, whose entrepreneurship is increasingly shifting from business to other social realms, including politics. Several examples ... More


The Structural Context for Billionaires

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 3 describes how, over the past decades, structural changes within the material, ideational, and institutional realms have expanded the opportunities for individuals to become extremely rich ... More


The Political Agency of Billionaires

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 4 develops arguments and hypotheses about the political agency of billionaires, in terms of capacities, goals, and power. It draws upon insights from the “structure-agency” discussion and the ... More


Five Countries: The United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, China, and India

Francis Teal

in The Poor and the Plutocrats: From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870142
eISBN:
9780191912979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870142.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter is framed by a citation for the Oxfam report released in February 2017 in which it was claimed that ‘eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest ... More


The Incomes of the Plutocrats in a Comparative Perspective

Francis Teal

in The Poor and the Plutocrats: From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870142
eISBN:
9780191912979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870142.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

We now move to examine the top of the income distribution and begin by asking whether Mr Darcy, the central male character in Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, would be regarded as a plutocrat ... More


An Indian Gilded Age?: Continuity and Change in the Political Economy of India’s Development

Michael Walton

in Class and Conflict: Revisiting Pranab Bardhan's Political Economy of India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199499687
eISBN:
9780199098811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499687.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

According to Forbes, India has experienced a striking growth in billionaire wealth since 1991. It has also experienced high-profile corruption scams between politicians and business. This chapter ... More


Lumping and Splitting

Peter Baldwin

in The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How Europe and America are Alike

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195391206
eISBN:
9780197562741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195391206.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

It Is Often Said That America is an economically more unequal society than Europe, with greater stratification between rich and poor. On average, the United States is a wealthier society than most ... More


The Hidden Zero Problem: Effective Altruism and Barriers to Marginal Impact

Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears

in Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198841364
eISBN:
9780191881428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841364.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears analyse the marginal effect of philanthropic donations. The core of their analysis is the observation that marginal good done per dollar donated is a ... More


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