Inequality and Uneven Development in the Post-Crisis World

1st Edition

Sebastiano Fadda, Pasquale Tridico

Published June 21, 2017
Reference - 260 Pages - 61 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138229563 - CAT# Y308644
Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics


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In the years following the financial crash, two issues have become central to the debate in economics: inequality and the uneven nature of sustainable development. These two issues are at the core of this book which aims to explain three key questions: why inequality has increased so much in the last three decades; why most advanced economies are stagnating or are experiencing moderate economic growth; and why, even where economic growth is occurring, the quality of that growth is questioned.

Inequality and Uneven Development in the Post-Crisis World is divided into three parts. The first part concerns the theoretical aspects of inequality, and ethical issues regarding economics and equality. The second part explores empirical evidence and policy suggestions drawing on the uneven levels of development and unprecedented levels of inequality experienced among advanced economies in the context of global financial capitalism. The third part focuses on sustainable development issues such as full employment, social costs of global trade liberalization, environmental sustainability and ecological issues. Along with inequality these issues are central for capitalism and for economic development.

This volume is of interest to those who study political economy, sustainable development and social inequality.

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