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Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality

1st Edition

Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens


292 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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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.


"…the volume contributes to our understanding of current transformations of social inequalities in different parts of the world. More precisely, the volume has two important strengths: it reveals, first, the regional, national and local differences in inequality patterns and globaliation impacts and, second, it demonstrates the importance of political choices for higher and lower levels of social inequalities."

- Christian Suter, International Sociology Review of Books

Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Figures. Preface Ulrike Schuerkens. Theoretical and Empirical Introduction: Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality Ulrike Schuerkens 1. Mobilities as Dimensions of Social Inequality Katharina Manderscheid 2. Impact of Remittances on Income Inequalities in Romania Ana Maria Zamfir, Cristina Mocanu, Eva Militaru, and Speranta Pirciog 3. Creating Best Performing Nations in Education: The Case of the European Union’s Use of Benchmarking Susana Melo 4. Gender, Inequality, and Globalization Ilse Lenz 5. Nicaragua: Constructing the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Thomas Muhr 6. The Transformation of the Social Issue: Poverty, Society, and the State Anete Brito Leal Ivo and Ruthy Nadia Laniado 7. Limits to the Revitalization of Labor: Social Movement Unionism in Argentina Ayse Serdar 8. Communities: A Lever for Mitigating Social Tensions in Urban China Amandine Monteil 9. Rising Income Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe: The Influence of Economic Globalization and Other Social Forces Nina Bandelj and Matthew Mahutga 10. Indian Society and Globalization: Inequality and Change Gérard Djallal Heuzé 11. Economic Globalization and the Empowerment of Local Entrepreneurs in Nigeria Adeyinka Oladayo Bankole 12. Poverty in Senegal: Theoretical Approaches and the Manifestation of Poverty in People’s Living Conditions François-Xavier de Perthuis de Laillevault and Ulrike Schuerkens. Contributors. Index.

About the Editor

Ulrike Schuerkens is Senior Lecturer at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes