The Globalization of Inequality

Author: François Bourguignon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In The Globalization of Inequality, distinguished economist and policymaker François Bourguignon examines the complex and paradoxical links between a vibrant world economy that has raised the living standard of over half a billion people in emerging nations such as China, India, and Brazil, and the exponentially increasing inequality within countries. Exploring globalization's role in the evolution of inequality, Bourguignon takes an original and truly international approach to the decrease in inequality between nations, the increase in inequality within nations, and the policies that might moderate inequality’s negative effects. Demonstrating that in a globalized world it becomes harder to separate out the factors leading to domestic or international inequality, Bourguignon examines each trend through a variety of sources, and looks at how these inequalities sometimes balance each other out or reinforce one another. Factoring in the most recent economic crisis, Bourguignon investigates why inequality in some countries has dropped back to levels that have not existed for several decades, and he asks if these should be considered in the context of globalization or if they are in fact specific to individual nations. Ultimately, Bourguignon argues that it will be up to countries in the developed and developing world to implement better policies, even though globalization limits the scope for some potential redistributive instruments. An informed and original contribution to the current debates about inequality, this book will be essential reading for anyone who is interested in the future of the world economy.

The Globalization of Inequality

Author: Francois Bourguignon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691175645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In The Globalization of Inequality, distinguished economist and policymaker Fran�ois Bourguignon examines the complex and paradoxical links between a vibrant world economy that has raised the living standard of over half a billion people in emerging nations and the exponentially increasing inequality within countries. Bourguignon takes an original and truly international approach to examining globalization's role in the decrease in inequality between nations, the increase in inequality within nations, and the policies that might moderate inequality's negative effects. Factoring in the most recent economic crisis, he investigates why inequality in some countries has climbed back to levels that have not existed for several decades, and asks if these should be considered in the context of globalization or if they are in fact specific to individual nations. A new preface contextualizes recent economic and political developments, such as the rise in extreme populism, the associated drive toward increased protectionism, and anti-immigrant sentiment. An informed and original contribution to the current debates about inequality, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the world economy.

The Globalization of Inequality

Author: François Bourguignon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In The Globalization of Inequality, distinguished economist and policymaker François Bourguignon examines the complex and paradoxical links between a vibrant world economy that has raised the living standard of over half a billion people in emerging nations such as China, India, and Brazil, and the exponentially increasing inequality within countries. Exploring globalization's role in the evolution of inequality, Bourguignon takes an original and truly international approach to the decrease in inequality between nations, the increase in inequality within nations, and the policies that might moderate inequality’s negative effects. Demonstrating that in a globalized world it becomes harder to separate out the factors leading to domestic or international inequality, Bourguignon examines each trend through a variety of sources, and looks at how these inequalities sometimes balance each other out or reinforce one another. Factoring in the most recent economic crisis, Bourguignon investigates why inequality in some countries has dropped back to levels that have not existed for several decades, and he asks if these should be considered in the context of globalization or if they are in fact specific to individual nations. Ultimately, Bourguignon argues that it will be up to countries in the developed and developing world to implement better policies, even though globalization limits the scope for some potential redistributive instruments. An informed and original contribution to the current debates about inequality, this book will be essential reading for anyone who is interested in the future of the world economy.

Global Inequality

Author: Branko Milanovic

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674969766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

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Branko Milanovic presents a bold account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Using vast data sets, he explains the forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations over time. He reveals who has been helped by globalization, who has been hurt, andwhat policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice.

Globalization and Inequality

Author: Elhanan Helpman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674988930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Globalization is not the primary cause of rising inequality. That is the conclusion of this penetrating study by Elhanan Helpman, a leading expert on international trade. If we wish to curb inequality while protecting what is best about globalization, he shows, we must start with a clear view of how globalization does, and does not, shape our world.

Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality

Author: Ulrike Schuerkens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136954066

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Social inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization has exacerbated and alleviated inequality over the past twenty-five years. This volume offers analytical and comparative insights from current case studies of social inequality in more than ten countries within all the major regions of the world. Contributors provide an assessment of the overall social globalization phenomenon in the global world as well as an outlook of transformations of global social inequality in the future. This book will be a timely addition for students and scholars of globalization studies, social inequality, sociology, and cultural and social anthropology.

Globalization and Inequality

Neoliberalism's Downward Spiral

Author: John Rapley

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588262202

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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Rapley argues provocatively that the seeds of political tensions that began in the third world--and are now being manifested around the globe--can be found in neoliberal prescriptions for economic reform.

Inequality

Author: Anthony B. Atkinson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674287037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

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Inequality and poverty have returned with a vengeance in recent decades. To reduce them, we need fresh ideas that move beyond taxes on the wealthy. Anthony B. Atkinson offers ambitious new policies in technology, employment, social security, sharing of capital, and taxation, and he defends them against the common arguments and excuses for inaction.

Imagine There's No Country

Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in the Era of Globalization

Author: Surjit S. Bhalla

Publisher: Peterson Institute

ISBN: 9780881323481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Refer a critical discussion of the content in this book by Martin Ravallon in 'Economic and Political Weekly'. Vol. 37, 46, 2002. pp.4638-4645.

The New Economics of Inequality and Redistribution

Author: Samuel Bowles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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Incorporating the latest results from behavioral economics and microeconomic theory, Samuel Bowles argues that conventional economics has mistakenly presented inequality as the price of progress. In place of this view, he offers a novel and optimistic account of the possibility of a more just economy.

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality

Author: Glenn Firebaugh

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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.

Global Inequality Matters

Author: D. Moellendorf

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230246907

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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The globalization of trade, investment, and finance continues apace. Many have benefited from this, but deep inequalities persist. This book argues that the interconnections established by globalization make possible a critique of its inequality. For those who take seriously human dignity, equality is a basic presumption of social institutions.

The Impact of Globalization on the World's Poor

Transmission Mechanisms

Author: M. Nissanke,E. Thorbecke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230625509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

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This book examines the various channels and transmission mechanisms, such as greater openness to trade and foreign investment, economic growth, effects on income distribution, technology transfer and labour migration through which the process of globalization affects different dimensions of poverty in the developing world.

Globalization and Its Discontents

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393071078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.

Globalization and Emerging Societies

Development and Inequality

Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse,Boike Rehbein

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230354494

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book, now in paperback, brings a sociological perspective to the study of emerging economies and newly-industrializing countries in emerging societies. Rather than being naively optimistic about the rise of major countries in the South such as China, India and Brazil, the book focuses on development and social inequality in the emerging societies. Each chapter focuses on development and social inequality in emerging societies and, set within the context of 21st century globalization - in marked contrast to 20th century globalization - the book develops this phase of globalization as a theme.

Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality

An Alternative Perspective

Author: Erik S. Reinert

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781845421625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

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"Members of the anti-globalization movement will find the explanations given in this book insightful, as will employees of international organizations due to the important policy messages. The theoretical interest within the book will appeal to development economists and evolutionary economists, and policymakers and politicians will find the explanations of the present failure of many small nations in the periphery invaluable."--BOOK JACKET.

The Haves and the Have-Nots

A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality

Author: Branko Milanovic

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465022308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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.

Globalization and Inequality in Emerging Societies

Author: B. Rehbein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023035453X

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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This volume studies the relation between globalization and inequalities in emerging societies by linking Area and Global Studies, aiming at a new theory of inequality beyond the nation state and beyond Eurocentrism.

Handbook on the Globalization of the World Economy

Author: Amnon Levy-Livermore

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781954263

Category: Political Science

Page: 748

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'. . . it offers expanded coverage of issues from pure international economics to certain aspects of political economy. . . . the present book is a fine work and certainly makes a valuable contribution to the growing list of books addressing globalization. Students of globalization and last but not least practitioners and politicians, as well as diplomats working in international organizations, can learn from it.' – Marjan Svetlicic, Journal of International Relations and Development This authoritative Handbook provides a thorough account and analysis of the important issues relating to the globalization of the international economy. The increasing interdependence of the world's economies has caused a breakdown in national economic boundaries and a freer access to goods, services and labour. This comprehensive book, written by experts in the field, addresses major issues associated with this international economic integration. This reference work considers: • global growth including inequality, saving, foreign direct investment, external debt and multinational corporations • regionalization and globalization of trade such as the role of international institutions, external economies of scale and trading blocs • transition to market economies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and East Asia • internationalization and integration of markets including the financial, capital, labour and agricultural markets • global environmental and resource problems including transboundary pollution, the implication of North-South trade for natural resource depletion and environmental degradation, and the impact of energy markets on global growth, pollution and economic stability.

Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe

Author: H. Blossfeld,S. Buchholz,D. Hofäcker,K. Kolb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230319882

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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Based on contributions from international experts, this volume provides an up-to-date account of globalization's influences on individual life courses in nine different modern societies, and of cross-nationally varying political strategies to mediate this influence.