After the second world war, many thought that the world was moving in a fairer and more equitable direction. However, in recent years, dramatic economic and social shifts around the world have put inequality right back at the heart of debate in the social sciences. This book series draws on subjects from across the social sciences, demonstrating how inequalities of race, education, income, ethnicity, gender, and social class are evolving in the twenty-first century. The series particularly promotes comparative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership.
Books in the series might draw on approaches and methods taken from across Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Law, Social Policy, Media and Communications, Gender, and Statistics. Overall, the series aims to bring together the very best in international research on the subject, exploring how inequality manifests, how it can be assessed using quantitative and qualitative methods, and how to combat it.
The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate. To submit book proposals, please contact your Routledge subject editor, or the lead editor for the series, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).
By John Idriss Lahai
July 28, 2023
This book investigates gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sierra Leone, focusing especially on women’s interactions with the state and its development partners. In particular, it highlights women’s increasing agency in acquiring knowledge, diffusing power, engaging in grassroots politics, ...
By Gerry Rodgers, Roberto Véras de Oliveira, Janine Rodgers
December 30, 2022
This book is about unequal development and labour in Brazil, with particular reference to the economic and social development of the Northeast region, which has suffered persistent disadvantage. It combines a historical approach, which shows how economic, social and political institutions have been...
By David Francis, Imraan Valodia, Edward Webster
May 20, 2020
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 ...