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Conference planned on 'Inequality and American Democracy,' Nov. 7-8

scholars will explore the political causes and consequences of the increase in economic inequality in the United States over the past three decades in a conference Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8.

All sessions for "Inequality and American Democracy" will take place in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, and are open to the public. The conference is sponsored by Princeton's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics , the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and University Center for Human Values .

Speakers will address issues such as changes in public attitudes about equality and economic redistribution, the polarization of the American party system along economic lines and patterns of unequal influence in the making of public policy.

The conference is taking place in conjunction with a meeting of the American Political Science Association's Task Force on Inequality and American Democracy, which has spent the past year surveying and interpreting scholarly research on trends in inequality and their implications for the American political system. For more information, visit the conference Web site online.

Contact:Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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