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Inequality, Globalization, and World Politics
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Inequality, Globalization, and World Politics

Andrew Hurrell and Ngaire Woods

Abstract

Inequality is becoming an urgent issue of world politics at the end of the twentieth century. Globalization is not only exacerbating the gap between rich and poor in the world, but is also further dividing those states and peoples that have political power and influence from those without. While the powerful shape more ‘global’ rules and norms about investment, military security, and environmental and social policy, the less powerful are becoming ‘rule‐takers’, often of rules or norms that they cannot or will not enforce. The consequences for world politics are profound. The evidence presented ... More

Keywords: inequality, globalization, world politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198295662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198295669.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Hurrell, editor
Nuffield College, Oxford
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Ngaire Woods, editor
University College, Oxford
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