By Branko Milanovic Princeton University Press We are used to thinking about inequality within countries — about rich Americans versus poor Americans, for instance. But what about inequality between all citizens of the world? Worlds Apart addresses just how to measure global inequality among individuals, and shows that inequality is shaped by complex forces often working in different directions. … Read more
This reflection is an excerpt from the book, Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles: Being the first-ever Blue Marble Evaluator and doing so with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food is an honor. I could tell you a million things about this, but for now I want to share two personal views that … Read more
By Immanuel Wallerstein Duke University Press In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered thirty years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems analysis, it has become a widely utilized methodology within the historical social sciences … Read more
Authors: Frank Lechner and John Boli WIley An introduction to the issues surrounding the complex and controversial realities of today’s interconnected world. Since its initial publication, The Globalization Reader has been lauded for its comprehensive coverage of the issues surrounding globalization. Now in its sixth edition, the Reader has been thoroughly revised and updated and … Read more
By Erle C. Ellis Published by Oxford University Press, 2018 This Very Short Introduction explains the science behind the Anthropocene and the many proposals about when to mark its beginning. Ellis offers an insightful discussion of our role in shaping the planet, and how this will influence our future on many fronts.
Edited by Alf Hornberg and Carole Crumley In this benchmark volume top scholars come together to present state-of-the-art research and pursue a more rigorous framework for understanding and studying the linkages between social and ecological systems. Contributors from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, geography, ecology, palaeo-science, geology, sociology, and history, present and … Read more
By A. Portes Published by The American Prospect A new breed of immigrant community is breaking down national borders and confounding traditional notions of citizenship.