Revista de Economía Institucional
versão impressa ISSN 0124-5996
CARDENAS, Ernesto. POLARIZATION AND SOCIAL CONFLICT. Rev.econ.inst. [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.24, pp. 253-270. ISSN 0124-5996.
Polarization seems to be a more accurate concept for the explanation of the emergence of social conflicts than that of inequality. This paper succinctly presents both concepts and summarizes the theory and index of economic polarization developed by Esteban and Ray within its identification-alienation framework and some of its extensions such as the group and explained polarization.
Palavras-chave : inequality; polarization; social conflict.