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Poverty and Inequality in a Globalizing

Ichiro Kawachi and Sarah Wamala

in Globalization and Health

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172997
eISBN:
9780199865659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes trends in global poverty and inequality during the recent era of globalization. The first section reviews the evidence on global trends in poverty during the past two decades. ... More


Marketing, Hybridity, and Media Industries: Globalization and Expanding Audiences for Popular Hindi Cinema 1

KAVITA KARAN and DAVID J. SCHAEFER

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter shows that the Indian film industry displays a far greater internal segmentation than ever before with films niche-marketed for a particular class, caste, gender, or ethnicity, within ... More


Remittances by Emigrants: Issues and Evidence

Andrés Solimano

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Remittances from migrants are a growing force, and this chapter considers the role that they can play in financing development. To an important extent, they finance consumption, and are an ... More


Summary and conclusions

Paul Mosley

in The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692125
eISBN:
9780191739286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692125.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Global poverty has halved over the last twenty years, an occurrence which, in all probability, has never happened before. Contrary to the ‘iron law of political impotence of the poor’ invoked by some ... More


Growth Strategies for Africa in a Changing Global Environment: Policy Observations for Sustainable and Shared Growth

Danny Leipziger and Shahid Yusuf

in Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175180
eISBN:
9780231540773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175180.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter delves into a very wide-range of policy issues and controversies to make “policy observations” for growth strategies for Africa. The authors emphasize a changing global context, ... More


Introduction

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book examines telecommunications development in Asia as a result of previous shifts in policy, and examines them against accounts of international “best practice” and global trends, and within ... More


Playing It Both Ways: Local Egyptian Performers between Regional Identity and International Markets

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an alternative view of transnational media consumption, studying two Egyptian performance communities that relate differently to both global and national trends. The first is ... More


From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Thomas Scharf and Norah C. Keating (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Evidence of widening inequalities in later life raises concerns about the ways in which older adults might experience forms of social exclusion. Such concerns are evident in all societies as they ... More


Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Amanda Slevin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Gas and oil are pivotal to the functioning of modern societies, yet the ownership, control, production and consumption of hydrocarbons often provokes intense disputes with serious social, economic, ... More


Global trends and our urban future

Robin Hambleton

in Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447304975
eISBN:
9781447311843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304975.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter highlights the remarkable urbanisation of the planet, the growth of multicultural cities and the rise of place-less power. It provides data on world population growth, discusses trends ... More


The World We Have

Larry L. Rasmussen

in Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199917006
eISBN:
9780199980314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917006.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter describes the change in nature at human hands and the changed human relationship to nature in the Anthropocene Age. It does so by citing the global trends reported by scientists ... More


Introduction

Vladimir Rys

in Reinventing social security worldwide: Back to essentials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426413
eISBN:
9781447303176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter talks about the evolution of and attitudes towards social security. It starts by identifying the various global trends that have been impacting all kinds of societal ... More


Introduction

Ian Menter

in Teacher Education In Times of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318538
eISBN:
9781447318569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In this introductory chapter, Ian Menter argues that an analysis of teacher education policy, has great significance within any nation or state, demonstrating the dominant values and views within ... More


Price Pass-Through, Household Expenditure, and Industrial Strurcture: The Case of Taiwan

Biing-Shen Kuo and Su-Ling Peng

in Commodity Prices and Markets

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386898
eISBN:
9780226386904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386904.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses price pass-through, household expenditure, and industrial structure in Taiwan. Pass-through caused by global commodity prices has had substantial impacts on the Taiwanese ... More


Measures and Estimates of Cancer Burden

Paolo Boffetta, Dana Hashim, and Pagona Lagiou

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses the various methods for measuring cancer burden and the complexities resulting from practical applications of these measurements. It also provides an overview of global cancer ... More


Analysing teacher education policy: comparative and historical approaches

Moira Hulme

in Teacher Education In Times of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318538
eISBN:
9781447318569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In this chapter Moira Hulme offers a comparative, historical and ecological perspective on teacher education. The chapter begins by discussing the nature of comparative perspectives in analysing ... More


Understanding the Irish state’s approach

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Nearly every country in the world has asserted ownership over the hydrocarbons within its territory (Easo, 2009) and Ireland is no different. Ireland's approach to resource management, however, is ... More


Bioenergy resources

Raphael Slade and Ausilio Bauen

in Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719526
eISBN:
9780191788628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Using biomass to provide energy services is one of the most versatile options for increasing the global uptake of renewable energy. Many biomass conversion technologies are commercially available, ... More


What gas and oil? The early days of the Irish regime (1957–75)

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

While Ireland in the mid 1950s was viewed by some indigenous geologists as a country with limited hydrocarbons, the visit of an Irish-American lawyer sparked hopes for potential oil and gas ... More


“We want to live a good life”

Christine Jeske

in The Laziness Myth: Narratives of Work and the Good Life in South Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752506
eISBN:
9781501752537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752506.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter introduces the book and talks about the ways people seek a good life, and how their various ways of seeking a good life do — or don't — intersect with work. It aims to help in ... More


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