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Histories of Global Inequality

New Perspectives

Editors: Christiansen, Christian Olaf, Jensen, Steven L. B. (Eds.)

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  • Singles out some of the most pressing themes in historical research on global inequality today
  • Brings together fourteen essays from specialists across the history of inequality, of human rights, of decolonization and social movements, and of the contemporary history of global governance
  • Presents a broad range of geographical contexts using qualitative approaches, supporting existing data sets and statistical overviews
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About this book

This book argues that inequality is not just about numbers, but is also about lived, historical experience. It supplements economic research and offers a comprehensive stocktaking of existing thinking on global inequality and its historical development. The book is interdisciplinary, drawing upon regional and national perspectives from around the world while seeking to capture the multidimensionality and multi-causality of global inequalities. Grappling with what economics offers – as well as its blind spots – the study focuses on some of today’s most relevant and pressing themes: discrimination and human rights, defences and critiques of inequality in history, decolonization, international organizations, gender theory, the history of quantification of inequality and the history of economic thought. The historical case studies featured respond to the need for wider historical research and to calls to examine global inequality in a more holistic manner.

The Introduction 'Chapter 1 Histories of Global Inequality: Introduction' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com. 

About the authors

Christian Olaf Christiansen is Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of The Role of Business In American Society (2015). In 2018 he was awarded the Sapere Aude Research Leader Grant by the Danish Foundation for Independent Research, to work on the project ‘An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015’.  

Steven L. B. Jensen is Senior Researcher at the The Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark. He is author of the prize-winning book The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization and the Reconstruction of Global Values (2016). Before joining the Danish Institute, he held positions with the UN and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  



Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Histories of Global Inequality: Introduction

    Pages 1-32

    Christiansen, Christian Olaf (et al.)

  • Historicizing Piketty: The Fall and Rise of Inequality Economics

    Pages 35-57

    Cook, Eli

  • The Demise of the Radical Critique of Economic Inequality in Western Political Thought

    Pages 59-81

    Thompson, Michael J.

  • Products Before People: How Inequality Was Sidelined by Gross National Product

    Pages 83-105

    Lepenies, Philipp

  • Inequality by Numbers: The Making of a Global Political Issue?

    Pages 107-128

    Ramos Pinto, Pedro

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Histories of Global Inequality
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives
Editors
  • Christian Olaf Christiansen
  • Steven L. B. Jensen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19163-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19163-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19162-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 335
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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