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Understanding the Dynamics of Global Inequality

Social Exclusion, Power Shift, and Structural Changes

Editors: Lenger, Alexander, Schumacher, Florian (Eds.)

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Despite the fact that the globalization process tends to reinforce existing inequality structures and generate new areas of inequality on multiple levels, systematic analyses on this very important field remain scarce. Hence, this book approaches the complex question of inequality not only from different regional perspectives, covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and Northern America, but also from different disciplinary perspectives, namely cultural anthropology, economics, ethnology, geography, international relations, sociology, and political sciences.

The contributions are subdivided into three essential fields of research: Part I analyzes the socio-economic dimension of global exclusion, highlighting in particular the impacts of internationalization and globalization processes on national social structures against the background of theoretical concepts of social inequality. Part II addresses the political dimension of global inequalities. Since the decline of the Soviet Union new regional powers like Brazil, China, India and South Africa have emerged, creating power shifts in international relations that are the primary focus of the second part. Lastly, Part III examines the structural and transnational dimension of inequality patterns, which can be concretized in the rise of globalized national elites and the emergence of multinational networks that transcend the geographical and imaginative borders of nation states.

About the authors

Alexander Lenger is a research fellow at the collaborative research centre 1015 »Otium/Leisure«, lecturer at the institute for sociology, and research affiliate at the Global Studies Programme at Freiburg University. Previously he was research fellow at the department for business ethics at the Goethe University Frankfurt and director of the Global Studies Programme at Freiburg University. His research interests include theories of social inequality, science studies, economic sociology, globalization processes, business ethics and social justice research.

Florian Schumacher is Sociologist and Literary Scholar at Freiburg University and Director of the Global Studies Programme (Freiburg, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, New Delhi). His research focuses on social structure, globalisation, the comparison of national identities and the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Global Configurations of Inequality: Stratification, Glocal Inequalities, and the Global Social Structure

    Pages 3-46

    Lenger, Alexander (et al.)

  • Globalization After the Great Contraction: The Emergence of Zones of Exclusion

    Pages 49-65

    Schindler, Seth

  • Migration and Inequality: African Diasporas in Germany, South Africa and India

    Pages 67-86

    Garba, Faisal

  • Ongoing Demarcations: The Intersections of Inequalities in a Globalized World

    Pages 87-106

    Janz, Caroline

  • Unifying Equality or Majority Rule: Conflicting Democratic Conceptions among Thai Adolescents in the City and Suburbs

    Pages 107-126

    Haanstad, Eric (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Dynamics of Global Inequality
Book Subtitle
Social Exclusion, Power Shift, and Structural Changes
Editors
  • Alexander Lenger
  • Florian Schumacher
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-44766-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44766-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-44765-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52303-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 284
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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