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.
- Sectarian violence
- Social exclusion
- Protracted social conflict
- Economic democracy
- Social enterprise
- Creating Shared Value (CSV)
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
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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