Global Inequality

📒Global Inequality ✍ Branko Milanovic

♠Book Title : Global Inequality
✍Author : Branko Milanovic
♛Publisher : Harvard University Press
♣Release Date : 2016-04-11
✿Pages : 299
♠ISBN : 9780674737136
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Global Inequality Book Synopsis : "In this fascinating book, Milanovic is able to articulate the study of inequality between and within countries in the clearest possible way. A must-read." Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics. "In Global Inequality, Branko Milanovic continues his lifelong investigation into the past, present, and future of inequality, within and between nations, and in the world as a whole. Full of new and provocative ideas - including Kuznets waves and citizenship rents - the book will cement Milanovic's reputation as one of the most thoughtful and enterprising of inequality scholars." Angus Deaton, Princeton University. "Continuing with his extraordinarily important work on the empirics of global inequality, Branko Milanovic in this book expands on that work to lay the basis for a more theoretical understanding of the evolution of inequality. It is seen to be the product of two forces : Kuznets cycles of rising and decreasing within-nation inequalities, and convergence of mean incomes among countries. The relative strength of these two forces has profound political implications : Shall we live in the world of class cleavages, or of huge international income gaps ? Is the world to be ruled by the global top 1 percent or by a large global middle class ?" Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University.

📒Global Inequality ✍ David Held

♠Book Title : Global Inequality
✍Author : David Held
♛Publisher : Polity
♣Release Date : 2007-01-23
✿Pages : 282
♠ISBN : 9780745638867
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Global Inequality Book Synopsis : 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, G?sta 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.

📒Global Inequality ✍ Kenneth McGill

♠Book Title : Global Inequality
✍Author : Kenneth McGill
♛Publisher : University of Toronto Press
♣Release Date : 2016
✿Pages : 136
♠ISBN : 9781442634510
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Global Inequality Book Synopsis : "Inequality is currently gaining considerable attention in academic, policy, and media circles. From Thomas Piketty to Robert Putnam, there is no shortage of economic, sociological, or political analyses. But what does anthropology, with its focus on the qualitative character of relationships between people, have to offer? Drawing on current scholarship and illustrative ethnographic case studies, McGill argues that anthropology is particularly well suited to interrogating global inequality, not just within nations, but across nations as well. The book is designed to be used flexibly in a variety of undergraduate classes--from introductory cultural anthropology, to courses on globalization, economic and political anthropology, and inequality. Brief, accessibly written, and peppered with vivid ethnographic examples that bring contemporary research to life, Global Inequality is a unique offering for undergraduate anthropology courses."--

📒Worlds Apart ✍ Branko Milanovic

♠Book Title : Worlds Apart
✍Author : Branko Milanovic
♛Publisher : Princeton University Press
♣Release Date : 2011-06-27
✿Pages : 240
♠ISBN : 1400840813
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Worlds Apart Book Synopsis : We are used to thinking about inequality within countries--about rich Americans versus poor Americans, for instance. But what about inequality between all citizens of the world? Worlds Apart addresses just how to measure global inequality among individuals, and shows that inequality is shaped by complex forces often working in different directions. Branko Milanovic, a top World Bank economist, analyzes income distribution worldwide using, for the first time, household survey data from more than 100 countries. He evenhandedly explains the main approaches to the problem, offers a more accurate way of measuring inequality among individuals, and discusses the relevant policies of first-world countries and nongovernmental organizations. Inequality has increased between nations over the last half century (richer countries have generally grown faster than poorer countries). And yet the two most populous nations, China and India, have also grown fast. But over the past two decades inequality within countries has increased. As complex as reconciling these three data trends may be, it is clear: the inequality between the world's individuals is staggering. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the richest 5 percent of people receive one-third of total global income, as much as the poorest 80 percent. While a few poor countries are catching up with the rich world, the differences between the richest and poorest individuals around the globe are huge and likely growing.

♠Book Title : The New Geography of Global Income Inequality
✍Author : Glenn Firebaugh
♛Publisher : Harvard University Press
♣Release Date : 2009-07
✿Pages : 272
♠ISBN : 0674036891
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The New Geography of Global Income Inequality Book Synopsis : The surprising finding of this book is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, global income inequality is decreasing. Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations). Firebaugh claims that this historic transition represents a new geography of global income inequality in the twenty-first century. This book documents the new geography, describes its causes, and explains why other analysts have missed one of the defining features of our era--a transition in inequality that is reducing the importance of where a person is born in determining his or her future well-being.

♠Book Title : The Divide Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets
✍Author : Jason Hickel
♛Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
♣Release Date : 2018-02-13
✿Pages : 352
♠ISBN : 9780393651379
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Divide Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets Book Synopsis : Global inequality doesn’t just exist; it has been created. More than four billion people—some 60 percent of humanity—live in debilitating poverty, on less than $5 per day. The standard narrative tells us this crisis is a natural phenomenon, having to do with things like climate and geography and culture. It tells us that all we have to do is give a bit of aid here and there to help poor countries up the development ladder. It insists that if poor countries would only adopt the right institutions and economic policies, they could overcome their disadvantages and join the ranks of the rich world. Anthropologist Jason Hickel argues that this story ignores the broader political forces at play. Global poverty—and the growing inequality between the rich countries of Europe and North America and the poor ones of Africa, Asia, and South America—has come about because the global economy has been designed over the course of five hundred years of conquest, colonialism, regime change, and globalization to favor the interests of the richest and most powerful nations. Global inequality is not natural or inevitable, and it is certainly not accidental. To close the divide, Hickel proposes dramatic action rooted in real justice: abolishing debt burdens in the global South, democratizing the institutions of global governance, and rolling out an international minimum wage, among many other vital steps. Only then will we have a chance at a world where all begin on more equal footing.

📒The Divide ✍ Jason Hickel

♠Book Title : The Divide
✍Author : Jason Hickel
♛Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2017-05-04
✿Pages : 368
♠ISBN : 9781473539273
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Divide Book Synopsis : ________________ As seen on Sky News All Out Politics ‘There’s no understanding global inequality without understanding its history. In The Divide, Jason Hickel brilliantly lays it out, layer upon layer, until you are left reeling with the outrage of it all.’ - Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics · The richest eight people control more wealth than the poorest half of the world combined. · Today, 60 per cent of the world’s population lives on less than $5 a day. · Though global real GDP has nearly tripled since 1980, 1.1 billion more people are now living in poverty. For decades we have been told a story: that development is working, that poverty is a natural phenomenon and will be eradicated through aid by 2030. But just because it is a comforting tale doesn’t make it true. Poor countries are poor because they are integrated into the global economic system on unequal terms, and aid only helps to hide this. Drawing on pioneering research and years of first-hand experience, The Divide tracks the evolution of global inequality – from the expeditions of Christopher Columbus to the present day – offering revelatory answers to some of humanity’s greatest problems. It is a provocative, urgent and ultimately uplifting account of how the world works, and how it can change for the better.

♠Book Title : Challenging Global Inequality
✍Author : Alastair Greig
♛Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
♣Release Date : 2007-01-16
✿Pages : 272
♠ISBN : 9780230208407
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Challenging Global Inequality Book Synopsis : This major new text on development theory and practice takes as its starting point the challenge of overcoming global poverty and inequality. It traces the origins of the idea of Development Studies and introduces the main methodologies and theories of development, and examines the challenges of the twenty-first century. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/politics/greig/

♠Book Title : The Atlas of Global Inequalities
✍Author : Ben Crow
♛Publisher : Univ of California Press
♣Release Date : 2016-05-04
✿Pages : 128
♠ISBN : 9780520966840
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Atlas of Global Inequalities Book Synopsis : Drawing on research from around the world, this atlas gives shape and meaning to statistics, making it an indispensable resource for understanding global inequalities and an inspiration for social and political action. Inequality underlies many of the challenges facing the world today, and The Atlas of Global Inequalities considers the issue in all its dimensions. Organized in thematic parts, it maps not only the global distribution of income and wealth, but also inequalities in social and political rights and freedoms. It describes how inadequate health services, unsafe water, and barriers to education hinder people’s ability to live their lives to the full; assesses poor transport, energy, and digital communication infrastructures and their effect on economic development; and highlights the dangers of unclean and unhealthy indoor and outdoor environments. Through world, regional, and country maps, and innovative and intriguing graphics, the authors unravel the complexity of inequality, revealing differences between countries as well as illustrating inequalities within them. Topics include: the discrimination suffered by children with a disability; the impact of inefficient and dangerous household fuels on the daily lives and long-term health of those who rely on them; the unequal opportunities available to women; and the reasons for families’ descent into, and reemergence from, poverty.

📒Dying For Growth ✍ Jim Yong Kim

♠Book Title : Dying for Growth
✍Author : Jim Yong Kim
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2000
✿Pages : 584
♠ISBN : UOM:49015002558097
♬Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Dying for Growth Book Synopsis : This collection of fourteen case studies from all over the world examines the root causes and effects of a global economic system that consigns a fifth of the world's population to abject poverty and offers more equitable alternatives. Simultaneous.