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A wide-ranging exploration of why inequality persists and what can be done about it. The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality discusses the positive effects that equality can have, using examples and case studies from across the globe. It examines the lessons of history and covers race, gender and ethnicity, age and wealth. Danny Dorling considers, realistically, just how equal it is possible to be, the challenges we face, and the factors that will lead to greater equality for all.
This is a highly readable and fully referenced work by an experienced author and journalist. Unlike other works on the subject this is a positive book - it examines all the problems of inequality but also emphasizes cases of equality and how it can be further advanced.
Includes a foreword from Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, authors of the bestselling "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger".
1. What is equality?
2. Why equality matters
3. When we were more equal
4. Where equality can be found
5. How we get greater equality
About the Author:
Danny Dorling is one of the leading international experts on equality, and is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and his work regularly appears in the Guardian, UK. He is author of several books including "Injustice: Why social inequality persists" and "The Atlas of the Real World".
You can read a transcript of Kerry O'Brien's Four Corners interview and also read Frank Stilwell's comprehensive review of the book.
ISBN / Barcode: 9781780260716
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