This highly original visual book is designed as a teaching aid -- for students in conventional courses as well as readers wanting to tease out for themselves an understanding of the contemporary world in which we live. Tested prior to publication in a number of teaching settings, the author builds on the fact that there is now a large body of statistical information about today's highly unequal world. Presenting it in visual form can greatly stimulate discussion and understanding. Each topic has a two-page spread -- innovative diagrams and charts on one side; a short text prompting further thinking and discovery on the other.
Ideal as a supplementary teaching tool in Current Affairs, Development Studies and International Relations classes as well as in less formal training and education settings.
Topics include: * Human Inequality -- between classes, men and women, ethnic groups. * Inequalities between North and South -- output, jobs, hours worked. * Income distribution -- North and South; urban and rural; within countries and between them. * Demographic differences -- men and women; North and South. * Agriculture, food and diet. * Unequal integration into the world economy -- production, trade, raw material prices, the profits of multinational corporations, debt, aid. * The Environment - the economy's uneven ecological footprint. * Refugees and Migration. * Armed Forces and Violence. * The Changing History of Inequality.