This book discusses the origins of wealth inequality and explains how societies can reform to avoid the catastrophe of inequality-induced social breakdown. It develops a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles behind the concept of ownership and property, complete with historical examples. It proposes a new research perspective focusing on how the problem of wealth concentration is ameliorated by cooperative and collaborative initiatives to enhance the public sphere, without derogating from the private.
Using examples from around the world, the author examines contemporary practices of solidarity to illustrate what such a conceptualization of human mobility looks like. He suggests that urban and local scales, rather than the national scale, is a better way to frame human migration and belonging. The book ultimately proposes that solidarity, rather than sovereignty, offers an alternative approach to imagine how human mobility should, and already does, occur.
One of the world's leading experts on wealth, poverty, and the gap that separates them, explains how wealth is unevenly spread throughout our world, now and through time. Economist Branko 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.
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Journal of Social Inclusion Studies is a peer reviewed, inter-disciplinary academic journal which focuses mainly on nature and consequences of exclusion, evidence based debate, issues relating to social exclusion, discrimination and collective action, policies to promote social inclusion and equal rights and entitlements.
The Journal of Economic Inequality provides a forum for analysis and measurement of economic and social inequalities, using theoretical and empirical approaches. Among the topics considered are: differences within and between countries, and globally; inequalities of outcome and of opportunity, poverty, and mobility; univariate and multivariate approaches; differences between socioeconomic groups; the factor distribution of income; related statistical and data issues, and policy analysis.