Other Names: Dependence on political inequality
Nature: The unequal distribution of political benefits, such as effective political rights as opposed to nominal ones, results in political instability. Political inequality may be expressed as dictatorships' elitism, the superior political power of large pressure groups, or vested interest. It may equally be expressed as colonialism, foreign influence, and control or economic imperialism. Political inequality leads to social inequality and international inequality, alienation, apathy, stagnation and exploitation, and may result in political or national disintegration and revolution or possible foreign intervention.
Problem Type: C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update 15.02.1999 – 00:00 CET