How has globalization changed social inequality? In this groundbreaking book, Globalization and Inequalities, Sylvia Walby examines the many changing forms of social inequality and their intersectionalities at both country and global levels. She shows how the contest between different modernities and conceptions of progress shape the present and future.

The book re-thinks the nature of economy, polity, civil society and violence. It places globalization and inequalities at the center of an innovative new understanding of modernity and progress and demonstrates the power of these theoretical reformulations in practice, drawing on global data and in-depth analysis of the U.S. and EU.

Walby analyzes the tensions between the different forces that are shaping global futures. She examines the regulation and deregulation of employment and welfare; domestic and public gender regimes; secular and religious polities; path dependent trajectories and global political waves; and global inequalities and human rights.

Globalization and Inequalities is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students and academics of sociology, social theory, gender studies and politics and international relations, geography, economics and law.

Regimes of Complex Inequality

Regimes of complex inequality


There are several regimes of complex inequality, including those of class, gender, and ethnicity. These are complex inequalities, combining inequality and difference simultaneously. They are analytically distinguishable; different forms of complex inequality are not reducible to each other within one social system, although they intersect and mutually adapt. Each regime of inequality involves all institutional domains of economy, polity, violence, and civil society, as well as macro, meso, and micro levels. Multiple regimes of inequalities, including those of gender, class, and ethnic relations, coexist within the institutional domains of economy, polity, violence, and civil society, which establish the ontological depth of the regime. Each regime of inequality has ontological depth because of its constitution in this range of ...

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