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.
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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
Will Hutton, The Work Foundation
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.