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Social polarization is associated with the segregation within a society that may emerge from income inequality, real-estate fluctuations, economic displacements etc. and result in such differentiation that would consist of various social groups, from high-income to low-income.
One of the earlier stimulating research works on social polarization is from R.E. Pahl on Isle of Sheppey, wherein he provides a comparison between the Pre-capitalist society and capitalist society.
More recently, a number of research projects have been increasingly addressing the issues of social polarization within the developed economies.
See also Edit
- Attitude polarization
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Creating Shared Value (CSV)
- Economic democracy
- Group polarization
- Sectarian violence
- Social exclusion
- Protracted social conflict
- Polarization (politics), the process by which the public opinion divides and goes to the extremes
- Polarization (psychology), the process whereby a social or political group is divided into opposing sub-groups
- Racial polarization, the process whereby a population with varyingly diverse ancestry is divided into distinct, homogenous racial groups
- Social enterprise
Aspects of this concept can also be associated with the phenomena of the creative class and how these members have created their own dominant status within society.
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