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Rise of the Rest

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The China boom, while bringing down global inequality in the short run, faciliates continuous rise of global inequality in the long run. The China boom offers as much new obstacles as new ... More


Responsibility for Omissions

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The more our power to act — including our power to prevent suffering — grows because of the advance of scientific technology, the more important it becomes to see the falsity of the act-omission ... More


Discordant Cooperation *: Reinventing Globalization to Reduce Gender Inequality

Robert O. Keohane

in Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195337396
eISBN:
9780199868681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337396.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter builds on Susan Okin's deep commitment to gender equality, exploring whether globalization can be “reinvented” in a way that would help to promote gender equality in developing ... More


Global Health Care is Not Global Health: Populations, Inequities, and Law as a Social Determinant of Health

Daniel S. Goldberg

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter offers a historically informed theoretical account of global health inequality. It demonstrates how laws and policies act as social determinants of health, shaping health and its ... More


Dimensions of Poverty and Inequality

Martin Ravallion

in The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190212766
eISBN:
9780190212803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212766.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter applies the concepts and analytic tools developed in Part Two to provide an overview of what we know about poverty and inequality in the world. The discussion is non-technical but it ... More


Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Molly Geidel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

To tens of thousands of volunteers in its first decade, the Peace Corps was “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” In the United States’ popular imagination to this day, it is a symbol of selfless ... More


The Nexus of Cross-Border Migration and Social Inequalities

Thomas Faist

in The Transnationalized Social Question: Migration and the Politics of Social Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199249015
eISBN:
9780191872334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199249015.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

How is cross-border migration a visible reflection of manifold global inequalities, political and economic alike? This question raises two major issues. The first concerns how social inequalities ... More


Root Canals: Zadie Smith’s Scales of Injustice

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter follows Zadie Smith’s “root canals,” a metaphor and a narrative form she developed in her first novel White Teeth (2000), to describe the transnational historical networks obscured by ... More


World Englishes or worlds of English? Pitfalls of a postcolonial discourse in Philippine English

T. Ruanni and F. Tupas

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the ideological foundations of a particular paradigm in the sociolinguistics of English, that of “world Englishes” (or “WE”), within theoretical and political contexts. It ... More


Social justice and public policy: a social policy perspective

Piachaud David

in Social justice and public policy: Seeking fairness in diverse societies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349347
eISBN:
9781447303404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes on a social policy perspective to study public policy and social justice. It begins by outlining the key features of the theories by Robert Nozick, John Rawls, and Amartya Sen and ... More


Global Health and Responsibility

Gillian Brock

in Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646920
eISBN:
9780748676682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646920.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A striking feature concerning the state of global health is that it is characterized by some radical disparities, including those in life expectancy, maternal mortality, and malaria-related deaths. ... More


The World As It Is: How People Are Coping in Various Corners of a Changing World

Grzegorz W. Kolodko

in Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150699
eISBN:
9780231521567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150699.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter focuses on the perception of the world as it is, its totality, and the theories behind such perception. The contemporary world has many different dimensions that can be characterized by ... More


Estimating the Inequality of Household Incomes

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855650
eISBN:
9780190261375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855650.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores the relationship between measures of inequality based on industrial pay and those based on surveys of income and expenditure. This is important for the economist to construct a ... More


Linguistic Diversity and Global Justice

Ingrid Piller

in Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199937240
eISBN:
9780190267414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937240.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on global English and its relationship to global inequality. In a major correlational fallacy that misrecognizes the privileges accruing to dominant speakers as privileges ... More


Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770207
eISBN:
9780814770139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The nature of human security is changing globally: interstate conflict and even intrastate conflict may be diminishing worldwide, yet threats to individuals and communities persist. Large-scale ... More


Global Justice and Bioethics

Joseph Millum and Ezekiel J. Emanuel (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195379907
eISBN:
9780190267711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Despite the massive scale of global inequalities, until recently few political philosophers or bioethicists addressed their ethical implications. Questions of justice were thought to be primarily ... More


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