Global Inequality: Patterns and Explanations

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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, 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.

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David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ayse Kaya is a Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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"This book offers a rich and diverse menu of perspectives on global inequality. There is no better place to start if you want to understand why so many intelligent people disagree so vehemently on the facts, their interpretation, and what to do about them."

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

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