January 2022
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    24th January
  • ISBN 9788770226233
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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December 2021
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    29th December 2021
  • ISBN 9788770226226
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This edited book presents some unexplored issues of economic inequality, including case studies of various countries. Inequality is a chronic and divisive factor of society. Inequality exists as an integral attribute of human development. Communities, nations, and systems are not evolving at the same speed and rate and thus require different resources in different amounts. However, the distribution of winnings is also uneven due to the multidimensionality of influencing factors.

When we talk about inequality, it is not just inequality of income or wealth; it is first, inequality in access to priorities and human needs -- to shelter, to clean water, air, health care, and also to appropriate vaccination systems and assistance, security systems and safety guarantees for the future. Past financial crises and the current pandemic shock has revealed bugs in the system, shaking it and changing our perception of the norms.

We may have no doubts that inequality is an unsolved problem, but now we need to find out -- is it unbeatable? There is still lack of knowledge around how inequality has been grounded throughout human civilization, why society is stratified and classified, economically, politically, socially, and religiously; and why the discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, language differences, immigration status, caste, race and ethnicity? This book addresses these issues in a holistic way as well as including case studies of various countries. It tries to find out why inequality has been unbeatable and what would be the best policies to overcome this challenge.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:

  • Inequality the problem of all times, an unbeatable challenge
  • Problems and consequences of inequality
  • Gender inequality
  • Covid pandemic - the booster of inequality
  • Inequalities in education, healthcare, food supply
  • Inequality due to gender, age, origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, class, refugee status, and religion
  • Social exclusion in consumption patterns-economic patterns

Preface, Foreword, Endorsements

Unbeatable Challenges of Inequality, Growing Problems and Consequences

Inequality-Social Inclusion, Sustainable Development and ASTA-JA in Nepal

Forecasting Inequality - The Innovation Implementation Benefits for Countries with Different Economic Development Levels

Impact of Income Inequality on Financial Development: A Cross-Country Analysis

Green Investment as An Economic Instrument to Achieve SDGs

The Effect of Shadow Economy on Social Inequality: Evidence from Transition and Emerging Countries

Cultural Dynamics and Inequality in the Turkish Sphere Concerning Refugees

Genesis and Reasons for Social Inequality in the Globalization Era

Widening Inequality, The Luxury Lockdown: Tackle to Covid-19, Fatal to Hunger

Inequality in labor- Is Family Labor Availability an Obstacle for Labor-saving Farm Technology Use among Smallholder Farmers?

Income Inequality and Poverty Status of Households Around National Parks in Nigeria

Social Responsibility as a Tool for Human Resources Policy Development and Reducing Inequalities on Tourism Industry

The Pathways to Address the Challenges of 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 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; Social Justice; Dominance; Labor Inequality; Social Exclusion; COVID; Sustainable Development Goals; Economic Growth; Regional Disparities; Green Investments; Economic Instrument; Public Institutions; Good Governance; Venture Financing; Innovative Enterprises; Globalization; National Economy; Energy Development; Social Responsibility; Decision-Making; CSR; Social Impact; United Nations; World Trade Organization; WHO