Capital and Ideology:
a Global Perspective on Inequality Regimes

Piketty T.

Prof., Paris School of Economics, Paris, France

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250015273-3
ID of the Article: 8762

For citation:

Piketty T. Capital and Ideology: a Global Perspective on Inequality Regimes. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 8. P. 140-153


I am most grateful to the editors of the British Journal of Sociology for putting together such a stimulating set of review essays about my book Capital and Ideology. I am very honored by the thoughtful articles written by such a distinguished group of scholars coming from sociology, history, political science, anthropology, geography, and economics. There is no way I can do justice to the richness of each review, and it is impossible to address all the stimulating points that they raise. I would like, however, to take this opportunity to briefly clarify a limited number of issues regarding what I have tried to achieve in this book and the many limitations behind such a project.

“Capital and Ideology”; global history; modernity; social inequalities; regimes; participatory socialism


Gethin A., Martínez-Toledano C., Piketty Y. (eds) (2021) Political Cleavages and Social Inequalities: A Study of Fifty Democracies, 1948–2020. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Piketty T. (2019) Capital et idéologie [Capital and Ideology]. Paris: Seuil. (In Fr.)

Content No 8, 2021