August 2021
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    23rd August
  • ISBN 9788770225991
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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August 2021
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    27th August
  • ISBN 9788770225984
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This book discusses the factors behind the inequalities embedded within our social, economic and political systems. Social inequalities are especially seen in the service sectors – in the differences of access to healthcare, education, social protection, housing systems, childcare, elderly care etc. Cultural inequality, which segregates people from the mainstream based on recognition problems with a specific groups' social status, language, religion, customs and norms, is another widespread issue. This book tries to present an accurate picture of these issues with cases studies from various countries. Mostly, when we talk about inequality, the focus is on economic inequality; however, much inequality persists, especially discrimination due to gender, age, origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, class, and religion. To end this situation there is a need for social, economic, and political reform. Until or unless the marginalized groups are empowered, the inequality issue cannot be solved or even minimized. On the basis of various case studies, this book encourages us to rethink societal development through the lens of growing inequalities and disparities. The book presents new insights for evaluating the progress on social development. The book highlights the current challenges of social inequality. In combination this collection of edited papers gives an integrated understanding of the question of “why is society unequal?" This book is aimed at those stakeholders, who want to make or contribute to change and build an undivided, socially inclusive society, and to those who want to contribute to empowering society in the Twenty-First century.

Topics discussed in the book include:

  • Problems and consequences of inequality
  • Gender Inequality
  • LGBTQ+ discrimination
  • Inequalities in education



Inequality – the global problem

Inequality in the theoretical lenses

Inequality a Historical Perspectives

Gender Inequality

Discrimination Against LGBTQ+

Behavioral View on Inequality

Inequality in Public Health

Inequalities in Education

Social Exclusion

Social Equality

Intercultural Strategy

Socio-Economic Inequality

Problems and consequences of inequality

Migration and Refugee

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 Others 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. Bhandari’s major teaching and research specialties include: Sociological Theories and Practices; Environmental Health; Social and Environmental research methods, innovation, and 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.

He 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 the Inter-Disciplinary Department – Natural Resource & Environment/Sustainability Studies, at the Akamai University, Hawaii and Professor of the Department of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Sumy State University (SSU) Ukraine; and International Program Coordinator, Atlantic State Legal Foundation, NY (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 an 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; Gender; Age; Origin; Ethnicity; Disability; Sexual Orientation; Class; Religion; Social Justice; Dominance; Labor Inequality; Social Exclusion; Intercultural Strategy; Socio-Economic Inequality; Problems and consequences of inequality; United Nations; Human advancement; Rousseau; Corruption; Governance; Karl Marx; Keynes; Amartya Sen; Globalization; LGBTQ+; World Trade Organization; WHO; Culture; Dynamics; Refugees; Human Rights