- State and Society -

State and Society

Chapters 10 - 14

Can the state protect social rights while spurring economic growth?
Here we examine the legal, social and political structures, and processes that hold state and society together. The authors trace the rise and political positioning of social voices that have represented a challenge to established views of women, indigenous people and marginalized groups. As the push for a single transparency narrative grows, there is no consensus on the state’s ability to end “corruption” and how this plays out in different parts of the world. Analyses explore how income growth, socio-economic equality and healthy inclusion interact to determine levels of satisfaction and happiness in a society.

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