This highly original visual book is designed as a teaching aid - for students in conventional courses as well as readers wanting to tease out for themselves an understanding of the contemporary world in which we live. Tested prior to publication in a number of teaching settings, the author builds on the fact that there is now a large body of statistical information about today's highly unequal world. Presenting it in visual form can greatly stimulate discussion and understanding. Each topic has a two-page spread - innovative diagrams and charts on one side, and a short text prompting further thinking and discovery on the other.
Ideal as a supplementary teaching tool in Current Affairs, Development Studies and International Relations classes as well as in less formal training and education settings.
Bob Sutcliffe started his academic career in 1964 as a research officer in the Institute of Economics and Statistics, Oxford University. For four years he was also a fellow and tutor in economics at Jesus College, Oxford. He then went on to become a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) (1970-74). He is currently coordinator of research in Hegoa, University Institute for the Study of Development and the International Economy and a professor at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao.
Introduction: Our Unequal World Glossary Acknowledgements 1. Production, Work and Income 2. The Inequality of Income 3. Inequalities of Births, Lives, Health and Death 4. Land, Agriculture, Food and Hunger 5. Four Sources of Ineqaulity 6. The International Economy 7. The Environment 8. Refugees and Migration 9. Repression and Discrimination 10. Inequality and History Sources