Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations / Edition 1

Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations / Edition 1

by David Held
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745638872

ISBN-13: 2900745638873

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

What is global inequality? How can it be measured? What are the major trends and patterns? What are the implications of global inequality for the world economy and multilateral governance? What role does and should inequality play in national and international policy-making?

In this comprehensive overview, the authors address these key questions. They examine the

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What is global inequality? How can it be measured? What are the major trends and patterns? What are the implications of global inequality for the world economy and multilateral governance? What role does and should inequality play in national and international policy-making?

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, Gosta 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 concerned by this key topic.

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ISBN-13:
2900745638873
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296

Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors     vii
Editors' Preface     xi
Acknowledgements     xii
Abbreviations     xiii
Introduction   David Held   Ayse Kaya     1
Globalization and Inequality   Branko Milanovic     26
The Unequalled and Unequal Twentieth Century   Bob Sutcliffe     50
Globalization, Poverty and Inequality since 1980   David Dollar     73
Should We Worry about Income Inequality?   Robert H. Wade     104
Why Inequality Matters   Thomas W. Pogge     132
Global Inequality and Global Macro Economics   James K. Galbraith     148
Global Inequality, the 'Great Divergence' and Supranational Regionalization   Grahame F. Thompson     176
Spatial Disparities and Economic Development   Ravi Kanbur   Anthony J. Venables     204
More Inequality and Fewer Opportunities? Structural Determinants and Human Agency in the Dynamics of Income Distribution   Gosta Esping-Andersen     216
Reframing Justice in a Globalizing World   Nancy Fraser     252
Index     273

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