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Egalitarian Syndrome: Economic perspective

Velimir Šonje ; Arhivanalitika

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (268 KB) str. 153-163 preuzimanja: 470* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Šonje, V. (2016). Egalitarni sindrom: ekonomska perspektiva. Politička misao, 53 (1), 153-163. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Šonje, Velimir. "Egalitarni sindrom: ekonomska perspektiva." Politička misao, vol. 53, br. 1, 2016, str. 153-163. Citirano 18.01.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šonje, Velimir. "Egalitarni sindrom: ekonomska perspektiva." Politička misao 53, br. 1 (2016): 153-163.
Šonje, V. (2016). 'Egalitarni sindrom: ekonomska perspektiva', Politička misao, 53(1), str. 153-163. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 18.01.2020.)
Šonje V. Egalitarni sindrom: ekonomska perspektiva. Politička misao [Internet]. 2016 [pristupljeno 18.01.2020.];53(1):153-163. Dostupno na:
V. Šonje, "Egalitarni sindrom: ekonomska perspektiva", Politička misao, vol.53, br. 1, str. 153-163, 2016. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 18.01.2020.]

Within the recent discussion among Croatian political scientists and sociologists about the egalitarian syndrome theory proposed by Josip Županov in the 1970s, two issues arose that are particularly important for economists. First, is the egalitarian syndrome an obstacle to economic development or is it a mere response to given development problems? Second, if the egalitarian syndrome is a set of cultural norms, how strong is their influence on the dynamics and level of economic development? These topics have not been addressed in the recent discussion among sociologists. Introduction of additional variables into the analysis of the link between inequality and social changes shows that particular cultural norms, such as the desire for redistribution, may influence social development, but the direction and strength of this impact are uncertain. Two variables are important in this regard: the pace of cultural changes and the level of their endogeneity or exogeneity in relation to economic development. Županov did not analyse the impact of these variables, but assumed a kind of cultural determinism. This was also the approach taken by contemporary proponents of his theory. Without incorporating the egalitarian syndrome theory into a broader theoretical framework which would define and test the relationship between cultural norms, their changes and economic development, it will not be possible to determine whether the values of egalitarianism as measured by Štulhofer and Burić represent obstacles to social development.

Ključne riječi
Egalitarian syndrome; Zupanov; Inequalities; Modernisation; Economic Development

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