Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations
January 2007, Polity
In this comprehensive overview, the authors address these key questions. They examine the major issues that need to be confronted in conceptualizing, measuring and analysing contemporary patterns of global inequality. In addition, they explore the implications of these patterns for politics and public policy. In explaining the complex global patterns of social stratification, they highlight an intensive debate about whether and to what extent inequality matters. The book also addresses this debate, and seeks to set out the major alternative positions.
The book’s authors include many of the most distinguished figures in the field, including David Dollar, Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Nancy Fraser, James K. Galbraith, Ravi Kanbur, Branko Milanovic, Thomas W. Pogge, Bob Sutcliffe, Grahame F. Thompson, Anthony J. Venables, and Robert H. Wade.
This book will be of great interest to students in politics, sociology and international relations as well as to all those interested in this key topic.
David Held and Ayse Kaya.
2 Globalization and Inequality.
3 The Unequalled and Unequal Twentieth Century.
4 Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality since 1980.
5 Should We Worry About Income Inequality?.
Robert H. Wade.
6 Why Inequality Matters.
Thomas W. Pogge.
7 Global Inequality and Global Macro Economics.
James K. Galbraith.
8 Global Inequality, the 'Great Divergence' and Supra-National Regionalization.
Grahame F. Thompson.
9 Spatial Disparities and Economic Development.
Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables.
10 More Inequality and Fewer Opportunities?.
Structural Determinants and Human Agency in the Dynamics of Income Distribution.
11 Reframing Justice in a Globalizing World.
Ayse Kaya is a Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
- Comprehensive overview of global inequality with contributions from some of the top names in the international field.
- This collection examines key questions including the measuring global inequality, the global economy, the key trends in global poverty and its role in policy making.
- Lively and accessible this book will appeal to students and scholars alike.
- This book not only discusses the questions in the debate, but sets out potential solutions.
- Wide ranging and rigorously argued, this book will be essential reading for anyone concerned about global inequality.
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University
"Resentment of global inequality is emerging as one of the principal threats to globalization – but just how much inequality is there, how should it be defined, why has it happened and what can be done? This timely series of essays by the leading protagonists is the best survey of the arguments and evidence so far – the crucial source book on the global inequality debate."
Will Hutton, The Work Foundation