"Inequality research in the social sciences is an established field; previous research, however, has neglected the political causes as well as the consequences of inequality." - Marius R. Busemeyer, Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence
The gap separating the poor from the rich, the worldwide rise of populism, the division of burdens in the fight against climate change, unfairly distributed access to education – many current debates are as much about inequality as anything. These topics pose highly complex questions, yet scientifically grounded answers are still few and far between. This is where we come in to investigate “The Politics of Inequality”: the political causes and consequences of inequality.