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Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).

Poverty and Inequality in the Arab World
Poverty and Inequality in the Arab World
Habibul Haque Khondker
Introduction

Social inequality and poverty are persistent in the world we live in. Inequalities persist both between and within countries. The severity of the problem is illustrated in a report by Oxfam which shows that the top 1 per cent of income earners owns roughly 50 per cent of global income, and the 80 richest individuals in the world own as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion (Oxfam, 2014, in The Guardian, 2015). Since Arab World does not claim any privilege of exceptionality, it has its share of inequality and poverty. While the point about social inequality is easy to make, the issue of poverty ...

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