Egalitarianism is a concept based on creating a society with equal social and civil rights for all members. The principles of egalitarianism underlie the programs of various political parties. Egalitarian democracy aims to achieve political equality. Egalitarian politics presupposes equal participation in the political process, equal representation, equal protection of rights and freedoms, and equal access to politically significant resources. Classic views of the political economy display that democratization has a positive influence on the improvement of income imbalances (Greenberg&Page, 2018). Indeed, the dominant principles of the egalitarian country can achieve a crucial aspect on financial states and a matter of equality. The influence of democratization may operate precisely through ideology. However, the modern economic model continues to clash with a great number of obstacles.
Proponents of this approach usually call for the implementation of the national interests above the stakes of a minority. However, there is strong evidence that imbalances in capital and the reliance of political conquest on a budget create exceptional possibilities for people with assets to impact the state. The severe influence of funds on political matters is not unknown, but the acute rise in prosperity imbalance over the past time is outstanding. The evidence presented in many sources points to the unfortunate finding that federal finance laws do not determine the traces of possible corruption or effect on politics. When assets fail to be separated from political matters, wealth inequality turns into political inequality and vise versa. A small group of people and organizations have above $ 100 million to defend their interests in a political arena (Getchell, 2021). At the same time, most citizens have rather limited savings and cannot make a significant change regarding financial condition.
To be an egalitarian democracy, the authority must be equally divided between all citizens. Even though America is a democratic country, there is a big gap between the privileged, the middle class, and the impoverished citizens. The modern political system is not adjusted for the equal participation of the majority, either financially or legally. Democracy certainly affects wealth inequality and has an impact on matters of egalitarianism. Although, paradoxically, it cannot be achieved precisely because of the lack of funds among the population. In other words, democracy has good potential to enhance equity, but the vicious circle of privileged empowerment needs to be broken.
Getchell, K. (2021). Is Wealth Inequality Corroding American Democracy? The Guardian. Web.
Greenberg, E. S & Page, B. I. (2018). The Struggle for Democracy, 2018 Elections and Updates Edition. Pearson.