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Mapping Global Inequality: Beyond Income Inequality


Going beyond income inequality

For several years there has been debate in the academic and popular media about the implications of globalization for poverty and inequality. The debate has, however, become stalled partly because it is too narrowly conceived, being focused almost exclusively on income inequality and on the national scale. The conference will expand this debate by both mapping global inequality at various scales and by deploying multidisciplinary perspectives to take the debate beyond income inequality.

Commissioned papers will cover the latest trends in health inequalities and social outcomes, migration and inequality, wealth and other material inequalities, gender inequalities as well as aspects of globalization and culture. Prior to the conference, online maps, figures, animations will be developed based on commissioned papers. Both online presentations and a print atlas will be published based on the conference.

The goals of the conference are

to advance the debate about global integration, inequality and poverty,

to present workshops on the latest techniques in mapping global inequality

to make the results of discussion promptly available through accessible online maps, figures and interactive utilities.

Speakers will include: Goran Therborn (Cambridge University), Tony Shorrocks (UN WIDER), Peter Tugwell (Center on Global Health, University of Ottawa), Nancy Birdsall (Center for Global Development), Helmut Anheier (UCLA Center for Globalization and Policy Research), Devesh Kapur (University of Pennsylvania), Giovanni Andrea Cornia (University of Florence), CIESIN (Columbia University) sponsored workshop on poverty mapping.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is intended for academics, policy-makers, and graduate students concerned with issues of global inequality. Scholarships are available for students.

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Date and place

December 13-14 2007 UC Santa Cruz

Conference will be held at Oakes College at UCSC.

Submitting Papers

The UC Atlas is currently accepting abstracts for paper sessions. Paper presentations will be fifteen minutes long covering our five conference topics.

Please submit a title, abstract, name and affiliation, to Conference Submissions (mapinequality@ucsc.edu). Abstracts are due by: August 1st 2007 September 30th (deadline extended). To present a paper you must be registered for the conference.


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