Reducing Inequalities

A Challenge for the European Union?

Editors: Carmo, Renato Miguel, Rio, Cédric, Medgyesi, Márton (Eds.)

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  • Presents contributions from internationally recognised specialists of socioeconomic inequalities and European process from distinct scientific disciplines and different European countries
  • Critically discusses the public policies affecting vulnerable populations and regional discrepancies in the European Union
  • Questions the legitimacy of the social role of the European Union
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This edited collection analyses social inequality in the European Union, within and between countries. The work critically explores both vertical inequality, existing between those with high incomes and low incomes, and horizontal inequality, existing between groups according to nationality, age, ethnicity, and gender.

Reducing Inequalities has been written by leading academics in the field who describe the current social situation in the European Union, focussing on inequality from a multidimensional perspective that includes income, poverty, social exclusion, education. The authors argue that social issues such as these have become national prerogatives for countries within the European Union. In response they ask: How does the European Union engage with inequality today? What principles of social solidarity ought to be applied between states and citizens of the European Union? What should be the role of European Union and its institutions regarding the challenge of reducing inequality?

This book will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand inequality as a multidimensional concept, rather than solely as an economic phenomenon, across different geographical and historical contexts.

About the authors

Renato Miguel Carmo is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) and Assistant Professor at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal. He is Director of the Observatory of Inequalities and member of the European research network, Inequality Watch. Issues such as social and spatial inequalities, public policy, mobilities and social capital have been at the core of his research projects.

Cédric Rio is a philosopher specialised in social justice and inequality and he is currently a researcher at the Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS/EHESS/ENS) in France. He is the coordinator of Inequality Watch, an independent European research network.

Márton Medgyesi is Senior Researcher at both the TARKI Social Research Institute, Hungary and at the Institute for Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He holds an MSc in Applied Economics from Sciences Po, France and a PhD in Sociology from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Carmo, Renato Miguel (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Disposable Income Inequality, Cohesion and Crisis in Europe

    Dauderstädt, Michael

    Pages 13-30

  • Drivers of Growing Income Inequalities in OECD and European Countries

    Cohen, Guillaume (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Unemployment, Precariousness and Poverty as Drivers of Social Inequality: The Case of the Southern European Countries

    Carmo, Renato Miguel (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

  • Distributional and Categorical Inequalities in Europe: Structural Configurations

    da Costa, António Firmino (et al.)

    Pages 63-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reducing Inequalities
Book Subtitle
A Challenge for the European Union?
Editors
  • Renato Miguel Carmo
  • Cédric Rio
  • Márton Medgyesi
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65006-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65006-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65005-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87923-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 259
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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