Global Inequality Book

Global Inequality

  • Author : Branko Milanovic
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674969766

Global Inequality Excerpt :

Winner of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, Karl Renner Institut A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the Year One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice. “The data [Milanovic] provides offer a clearer picture of great economic puzzles, and his bold theorizing chips away at tired economic orthodoxies.” —The Economist “Milanovic has written an outstanding book...Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief. As you would expect from one of the world’s leading experts on this topic, Milanovic has added significantly to important recent works by Thomas Piketty, Anthony Atkinson and François Bourguignon...Ever-rising inequality looks a highly unlikely combination with any genuine democracy. It is to the credit of Milanovic’s book that it brings out these dangers so clearly, along with the important global successes of the past few decades. —Martin Wolf, Financial Times

Histories of Global Inequality Book

Histories of Global Inequality

  • Author : Christian Olaf Christiansen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030191634

Histories of Global Inequality Excerpt :

This book argues that inequality is not just about numbers, but is also about lived, historical experience. It supplements economic research and offers a comprehensive stocktaking of existing thinking on global inequality and its historical development. The book is interdisciplinary, drawing upon regional and national perspectives from around the world while seeking to capture the multidimensionality and multi-causality of global inequalities. Grappling with what economics offers – as well as its blind spots – the study focuses on some of today’s most relevant and pressing themes: discrimination and human rights, defences and critiques of inequality in history, decolonization, international organizations, gender theory, the history of quantification of inequality and the history of economic thought. The historical case studies featured respond to the need for wider historical research and to calls to examine global inequality in a more holistic manner. The Introduction 'Chapter 1 Histories of Global Inequality: Introduction' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via

Global Income Inequality Book

Global Income Inequality

  • Author : Branko Milanovi?
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Equality
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Global Income Inequality Excerpt :

"The paper presents a nontechnical summary of the current state of debate on the measurement and implications of global inequality (inequality between citizens of the world). It discusses the relationship between globalization and global inequality. And it shows why global inequality matters and proposes a scheme for global redistribution. "--World Bank web site.

The Haves and the Have Nots Book
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The Haves and the Have Nots

  • Author : Branko Milanovic
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2010-12-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465022304

The Haves and the Have Nots Excerpt :

Who is the richest person in the world, ever? Does where you were born affect how much money you’ll earn over a lifetime? How would we know? Why—beyond the idle curiosity—do these questions even matter? In The Haves and the Have-Nots, Branko Milanovic, one of the world’s leading experts on wealth, poverty, and the gap that separates them, explains these and other mysteries of how wealth is unevenly spread throughout our world, now and through time. Milanovic uses history, literature and stories straight out of today’s newspapers, to discuss one of the major divisions in our social lives: between the haves and the have-nots. He reveals just how rich Elizabeth Bennet’s suitor Mr. Darcy really was; how much Anna Karenina gained by falling in love; how wealthy ancient Romans compare to today’s super-rich; where in Kenyan income distribution was Obama’s grandfather; how we should think about Marxism in a modern world; and how location where one is born determines his wealth. He goes beyond mere entertainment to explain why inequality matters, how it damages our economics prospects, and how it can threaten the foundations of the social order that we take for granted. Bold, engaging, and illuminating, The Haves and the Have-Nots teaches us not only how to think about inequality, but why we should.

World Social Report 2020 Book

World Social Report 2020

  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2020-02-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9789210043670

World Social Report 2020 Excerpt :

This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.

World Development Report 1978 Book

World Development Report 1978

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Adaptation (Biology)
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821372821

World Development Report 1978 Excerpt :

This first report deals with some of the major development issues confronting the developing countries and explores the relationship of the major trends in the international economy to them. It is designed to help clarify some of the linkages between the international economy and domestic strategies in the developing countries against the background of growing interdependence and increasing complexity in the world economy. It assesses the prospects for progress in accelerating growth and alleviating poverty, and identifies some of the major policy issues which will affect these prospects.

Inequality in the Developing World Book

Inequality in the Developing World

  • Author : Carlos Gradín
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198863960

Inequality in the Developing World Excerpt :

Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. It holds implications for economic growth and redistribution and translates into power asymmetries that can endanger human rights, create conflict, and embed social exclusion and chronic poverty. For these reasons, it underpins intense public and academic debates and has become a dominant policy concern within many countries and in all multilateral agencies. It is at the core of the 17 goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars, aligning these to comprehensive reviews of inequality trends in five of the world's largest developing countries - Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa.

IQ and Global Inequality Book
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IQ and Global Inequality

  • Author : Richard Lynn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Intellect
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019055828

IQ and Global Inequality Excerpt :

Top Incomes Book

Top Incomes

  • Author : A. B. Atkinson
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191500886

Top Incomes Excerpt :

A rapidly growing area of economic research investigates the top of the income distribution using data from income tax records. This volume brings together studies of top incomes for twelve countries from around the world, including China, India, Japan, Argentina and Indonesia. Together with the first volume, published in 2007, the studies cover twenty two countries. They have a long time span, the earliest data relating to 1875 (for Norway), allowing recent developments to be placed in historical perspective. The volume describes in detail the source data and the methods employed. It will be an invaluable reference source for researchers in the field. Individual country chapters deal with the specific nature of the data for each of the countries, and describe the long-term evolution of top income shares. In the countries as a whole, dramatic changes have taken place at the top of the income distribution. Over the first part of the century, top income shares fell markedly. This largely took the form of a reduction in capital incomes. The different authors examine the impact of the First and Second World Wars, contrasting countries that were and were not engaged. They consider the impact of depressions and banking crises, and pay particular attention to the impact of progressive taxation. In the last 30 years, the shares of top incomes have increased markedly in the US and other Anglo-Saxon countries, reflecting the increased dispersion of earnings. The volume includes statistics on the much-discussed top pay and bonuses, providing a global perspective that discusses important differences between countries such as the lesser increase in Continental Europe. This book, together with volume 1, documents this interesting development and explores the underlying causes. The findings are brought together in a final summary chapter by Atkinson, Piketty and Saez.

Global Inequality Book

Global Inequality

  • Author : D. John Grove
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429726644

Global Inequality Excerpt :

Redistribution of the world's wealth, not only among nation. states but among cultural, class, and sexual groups, has become increasingly a major issue of concern. This book examines existing inequality in both the domestic and international arenas. Its multidisciplinary approach facilitates an understanding of the complex structure of global distr

Inequality  Globalization  and World Politics Book

Inequality Globalization and World Politics

  • Author : Andrew Hurrell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 0198295669

Inequality Globalization and World Politics Excerpt :

This text suggests that globalization is creating urgent problems for states and international institutions to deal with, and that these organisations are increasingly unsuitable for handling such problems.

Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s Book

Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s

  • Author : Michael Franczak
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Globalization
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 1501763911

Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s Excerpt :

"This book explores the US foreign policy response to G-77's New International Economic Order through the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan"--

The Covid Consensus Book

The Covid Consensus

  • Author : Toby Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787386150

The Covid Consensus Excerpt :

Since the onset of the pandemic, progressive opinion has been clear that hard lockdowns are the best way to preserve life, while only irresponsible and destructive conservatives like Trump and Bolsonaro oppose them. But why should liberals favor lockdowns, when all the social science research shows that those who suffer most are the economically disadvantaged, without access to good internet or jobs that can be done remotely; that the young will pay the price of the pandemic in future taxes, job prospects, and erosion of public services, when they are already disadvantaged in comparison in terms of pension prospects, paying university fees, and state benefits; and that Covid's impact on the Global South is catastrophic, with the UN predicting potentially tens of millions of deaths from hunger and declaring that decades of work in health and education is being reversed. Toby Green analyses the contradictions emerging through this response as part of a broader crisis in Western thought, where conservative thought is also riven by contradictions, with lockdown policies creating just the sort of big state that it abhors. These contradictions mirror underlying irreconcilable beliefs in society that are now bursting into the open, with devastating consequences for the global poor.

Inequality Studies from the Global South Book

Inequality Studies from the Global South

  • Author : David Francis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000061918

Inequality Studies from the Global South Excerpt :

This book offers an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to thinking about inequality, and to understanding how inequality is produced and reproduced in the global South. Without the safety net of the various Northern welfare states, inequality in the global South is not merely a socio-economic problem, but an existential threat to the social contract that underpins the democratic state and society itself. Only a response that is firmly grounded in the context of the global South can hope to address this problem. This collection brings together scholars from across the globe, with a particular focus on the global South, to address broad thematic areas such as the conceptual and methodological challenges of measuring inequality; the political economy of inequality in the global South; inequality in work, households and the labour market; and inequalities in land, spaces and cities. The book concludes by suggesting alternatives for addressing inequality in the global South and around the world. The pioneering ideas and theories put forward by this volume make it essential reading for students and researchers of global inequality across the fields of sociology, economics, law, politics, global studies and development studies.

Actualizing Human Rights Book

Actualizing Human Rights

  • Author : Jos Philips
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000049947

Actualizing Human Rights Excerpt :

This book argues that ultimately human rights can be actualized, in two senses. By answering important challenges to them, the real-world relevance of human rights can be brought out; and people worldwide can be motivated as needed for realizing human rights. Taking a perspective from moral and political philosophy, the book focuses on two challenges to human rights that have until now received little attention, but that need to be addressed if human rights are to remain plausible as a global ideal. Firstly, the challenge of global inequality: how, if at all, can one be sincerely committed to human rights in a structurally greatly unequal world that produces widespread inequalities of human rights protection? Secondly, the challenge of future people: how to adequately include future people in human rights, and how to set adequate priorities between the present and the future, especially in times of climate change? The book also asks whether people worldwide can be motivated to do what it takes to realize human rights. Furthermore, it considers the common and prominent challenges of relativism and of the political abuse of human rights. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of human rights, political philosophy, and more broadly political theory, philosophy and the wider social sciences. The Open Access version of this book, available at:, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.