Abstract

L’ouvrage de Thomas Piketty Le capital au xxi e siècle a le grand mérite de proposer une analyse globale des inégalités qui compare les pays et les périodes. La définition des classes sociales qu’il propose néglige néanmoins l’importance du capital culturel. De plus, le rôle des mouvements sociaux reste relativement marginal dans sa démonstration. Il privilégie l’outil fiscal sur toute autre forme de régulation. Ce livre très novateur ouvre toutefois d’importantes perspectives de recherches pour la sociologie politique.

Abstract

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has the great merit of implementing a global analysis of inequality, which compares countries and periods. However, he adopts a definition of social class that overlooks the importance of cultural capital. Furthermore, the role of social movements is relatively marginalized in his account, which also focuses on fiscal tools to the detriment of other forms of regulation. Nonetheless, this innovative book opens up new avenues of research in the field of political sociology.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1953-8146
Print ISSN
0395-2649
Pages
pp. 61-68
Launched on MUSE
2015-11-14
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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