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Reducing Inequalities Towards Sustainable Development Goals

Multilevel Approach

February 2020
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    3rd February 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221269
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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January 2020
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    30th January 2020
  • ISBN 9788770221252
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global goals that meet some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today. Goal 10 concerns reducing global inequalities. Inequality is currently seen in the social, political, and economic structures of communities at both the national and international level. The United Nation’s approach to sustainable development is to create a set of goals and targets to try to minimize the accelerating gaps of inequality. The book presents new insights for evaluating the progress on SDGs (especially goal 10); it also boldly sets new economic, social and environmental targets for reducing inequality. Using case studies, this book encourages readers to view economic development through the lens of growing inequalities and disparities. Such inequalities are clearly becoming more obvious as the world is better connected, and information is quickly shared. The book's main aim is therefore to direct the efforts of scholars, practitioners and policymakers to swiftly find the balance between the three pillars of sustainable development. The main challenges and focus of each chapter are different and collectively they give an integrated understanding of the phenomenon of sustainable development and its diverse aspects. This book will be useful for policymakers, social and environmental activists, agencies, educators and practitioners in the sphere of social or environmental economics. The methodology of the research can be replicated and taken forward by future researchers in the field.

Inequality – the Global Problem
Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals
Inequality in the Theoretical Lenses
Economic and Social inequality
Development Economic Trends, Problems and Consequences of Inequality
SDGs Coverage on Inequality
Author Biographies
Keyword Index

Medani P. Bhandari

Prof. Medani P. Bhandari completed his M.A. in Anthropology (Nepal), M.Sc. Environmental System Monitoring and Analysis (the Netherlands), M.A. Sustainable International Development (USA), M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology (USA). He is dedicated to conservation of nature and natural resources and social empowerment through research and action projects. His purpose of life is to give or contribute to the society fullest through whatever he has earned, learned or experienced, within the Principles of “BASHUDAIVAKUTUMBAKKAM and Live and Let Other Live”. He has worked with various organizations as a consultant -UNEP/Adelaide University, UNDP, IUCN,WWF, WRI,Winrock International, the Japan Environment Education Forum, and the Pajaro Jai Foundation (PJF), along with others. During 2015–17, he served as a Professor of Natural Resources and Environment at the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. Prof. Bhandari has spent most of his career focusing on Sociological Theories; Environmental Sustainability; Social Inclusion, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Health Hazards; Environmental Management; Social Innovation; Developing along the way expertise in Global and International Environmental Politics, Environmental Institutions and Natural Resources Governance; Climate Change Policy and Implementation, Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development; Theory of Natural Resources Governance; Impact Evaluation of Rural Livelihood; International Organizations; Public/Social Policy; The Non-Profit Sector; Low Carbon Mechanism; Good Governance; Climate Adaptation; REDD Plus; Carbon Financing; Green Economy and Renewable Energy; Nature, Culture and Power. Prof. Bhandari’s major teaching and research specialties include: Sociological Theories and Practices; Environmental Health; Social and Environmental research methods; Social and Environmental Innovation; Social and Environmental policies; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; International Environmental Governance; Green Economy; Sustainability and assessment of the Economic, Social and Environmental impacts on society and nature. In brief, Prof. Bhandari has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in social science and environment science. His field experience spans across Asia, Africa, North America, Western Europe, Post-Soviet Countries, Australia, Japan and the Middle East.

Professor Bhandari has published 4 books (his recent book is Green Web-II: Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN, River Publishers, 2018) and more than 70 scholarly papers in international scientific journals. Currently, he is serving as a Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Department – Natural Resource & Environment/Sustainability Studies, at the Akamai University, USA and Professor of the Department of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Sumy State University (SSU) Ukraine; and International Program Coordinator, Atlantic State Legal Foundation, NY, USA (remotely).

Shvindina Hanna

Shvindina Hanna graduated from Sumy State University (M.S in “Management of Organizations, Ph.D. in “Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Protection”), Post-Doc researcher (University of Montpellier, Purdue University) in “Business Studies and Management”, Fulbright Alumni (2018–2019), won ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships (2014, 2015). Currently works as Associate Professor at the Department of Management at Sumy State University (Ukraine). She is member of CENA community and Researchers’ excellence network (RENET). She is member of editorial boards of several scientific journals (Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland), invited reviewer for the international conferences (Poland, Germany, Ukraine). She is author of more than 90 papers. Scientific interests include Coopetition Paradox, Strategies and Innovations, Change Management, Organizational Development, Civic Education and Leadership. She is activist and is a CEO at NGO “Lifelong learning centre”, where she provides courses on Leadership and Communications and organizes the program on empowerment for the local community. More information at https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanna-shvindina-aa390924/

Inequality, Sustainable Development Goals, Development Theory, Social Justice Theory, Dominance Theory, Gini Coefficient, Labor Inequality, Economic Growth, Regional Disparities, Green Investments, Economic Instrument, Public Institutions, Good Governance, Venture Financing, Innovative Enterprises, Globalization, National Economy, Energy Development, Social Responsibility, Motivational Tool, Decision-Making, 4th Industrial Revolution