Elites, Poverty and Inequality in Brazil and South Africa

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 09:15
Location: Hörsaal 10 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Graziella MORAES SILVA, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The paper discusses how different elite sectors in Brazil and South Africa perceive poverty and inequality in their countries.  Do they perceive poverty and inequality as important problems across elite sectors? What they perceive as the main causes and consequences of poverty and inequality? Under what circumstances, if any, would they accept redistributive policies? Based upon survey research conducted in 2013-2014 in both countries, comparisons between these national elites also take into account analyses on the same subject done in both countries at the beginning of the 21st century, seeking to identify if there has been significant change in perceptions in the last decade and if so how they relate to changes taking place in the two national contexts.