Issues in Global Human Inequality
with Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi
We live in a complex world of unparallelled affluence and immense deprivation. Yet cutting across this complexity, there are a set of objectives that form key areas of focus for the contemporary policy agenda of states engaged in facilitating improvements in human development - climate change; population structures; conflict and complex emergencies; gender and development; the role of employment in livelihoods; and social protection. Issues in global human inequality explores these key policy debates, connecting the global to the local and portraying our individual connection to social change and development both in Canada and beyond.
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The world is rapidly changing, but in ways that many of us fail to understand. For many, things are bad. For many, things are getting better. So we need to understand how the world can both be bad and getting better at the same time, and what this…

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The world is rapidly changing, but in ways that many of us fail to understand. For many, things are bad. For many, things are getting better. So we need to understand how the world can both be bad and getting better at the same time, and what this…

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The world is rapidly changing, but in ways that many of us fail to understand. For many, things are bad. For many, things are getting better. So we need to understand how the world can both be bad and getting better at the same time, and what this…

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The world is rapidly changing, but in ways that many of us fail to understand. For many, things are bad. For many, things are getting better. So we need to understand how the world can both be bad and getting better at the same time, and what this…

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The world is rapidly changing, but in ways that many of us fail to understand. For many, things are bad. For many, things are getting better. So we need to understand how the world can both be bad and getting better at the same time, and what this…

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The vast majority of the countries of the world, including Canada, have agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals as the objective of social, economic and environmental policy until 2030. Yet few people in the developed countries know of the…

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The vast majority of the countries of the world, including Canada, have agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals as the objective of social, economic and environmental policy until 2030. Yet few people in the developed countries know of the…

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The capacity to enlarge human capabilities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is severely circumscribed by the climate crisis.

The evidence that climate change has accelerated in the past 30 years and is man-made is irrefutable.

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The capacity to enlarge human capabilities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is severely circumscribed by the climate crisis.

If the evidence that climate change has accelerated is irrefutable, why do people deny its veracity or downplay…

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If the evidence that climate change has accelerated is irrefutable, why do people deny its veracity or downplay its severity?

It is only possible to understand climate change if we understand that global human inequality effects and reflects global…

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The capacity to enlarge human capabilities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is severely circumscribed by the climate crisis.

Given the scale of the climate crisis, why have the countries of the world remained wedded to liberal,…

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The capacity to enlarge human capabilities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is severely circumscribed by the climate crisis.

Can the Paris Agreement solve the climate crisis?

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There are many who believe that climate change is closely intertwined with the population of the planet, and that the two together will have mutually-reinforcing negative consequences for human capabilities. In fact, the world’s population structure…

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There are many who believe that climate change is closely intertwined with the population of the planet, and that the two together will have mutually-reinforcing negative consequences for human capabilities. In fact, the world’s population structure…

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There are many who believe that climate change is closely intertwined with the population of the planet, and that the two together will have mutually-reinforcing negative consequences for human capabilities. In fact, the world’s population structure…

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There are many who believe that climate change is closely intertwined with the population of the planet, and that the two together will have mutually-reinforcing negative consequences for human capabilities. In fact, the world’s population structure…

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There are many who believe that climate change is closely intertwined with the population of the planet, and that the two together will have mutually-reinforcing negative consequences for human capabilities. In fact, the world’s population structure…

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There are many who believe that climate change is closely intertwined with the population of the planet, and that the two together will have mutually-reinforcing negative consequences for human capabilities. In fact, the world’s population structure…

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Conflict clearly diminishes human capabilities. Yet it appears that conflict around the world is an endemic feature of human societies. So if we want to enlarge human capabilities we need to understand ways of mitigating conflict.

The character of…

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Conflict clearly diminishes human capabilities. Yet it appears that conflict around the world is an endemic feature of human societies. So if we want to enlarge human capabilities we need to understand ways of mitigating conflict.

What are the ways…

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Conflict clearly diminishes human capabilities. Yet it appears that conflict around the world is an endemic feature of human societies. So if we want to enlarge human capabilities we need to understand ways of mitigating conflict.

Is conflict the…

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Conflict clearly diminishes human capabilities. Yet it appears that conflict around the world is an endemic feature of human societies. So if we want to enlarge human capabilities we need to understand ways of mitigating conflict.

Does conflict have…

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Conflict clearly diminishes human capabilities. Yet it appears that conflict around the world is an endemic feature of human societies. So if we want to enlarge human capabilities we need to understand ways of mitigating conflict.

Are some of the…

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Gender relations shape our everyday lives in ways that we do and do not always see. They have a profound effect on our capacity to live the lives to which we aspire, and so we need to better understand them and the consequences that they foster….

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Gender relations shape our everyday lives in ways that we do and do not always see. They have a profound effect on our capacity to live the lives to which we aspire, and so we need to better understand them and the consequences that they foster.

The…

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Gender relations shape our everyday lives in ways that we do and do not always see. They have a profound effect on our capacity to live the lives to which we aspire, and so we need to better understand them and the consequences that they foster.

The…

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Gender relations shape our everyday lives in ways that we do and do not always see. They have a profound effect on our capacity to live the lives to which we aspire, and so we need to better understand them and the consequences that they foster.

In…

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Gender relations shape our everyday lives in ways that we do and do not always see. They have a profound effect on our capacity to live the lives to which we aspire, and so we need to better understand them and the consequences that they foster….

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Enlarging human capabilities can require access to employment that is safe, secure and fairly paid. But around the world we are seeing an increasing share of employment being unsafe, insecure, and poorly paid. Can employment that supports the ability…

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Enlarging human capabilities can require access to employment that is safe, secure and fairly paid. But around the world we are seeing an increasing share of employment being unsafe, insecure, and poorly paid. Can employment that supports the ability…

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Enlarging human capabilities can require access to employment that is safe, secure and fairly paid. But around the world we are seeing an increasing share of employment being unsafe, insecure, and poorly paid. Can employment that supports the ability…

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Enlarging human capabilities can require access to employment that is safe, secure and fairly paid. But around the world we are seeing an increasing share of employment being unsafe, insecure, and poorly paid. Can employment that supports the ability…

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With waged employment becoming increasingly precarious, social protection is the phrase that we use to describe what states can do to seek to ensure that human capabilities continue to flourish. Social protection has a long history, but has changed in…

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With waged employment becoming increasingly precarious, social protection is the phrase that we use to describe what states can do to seek to ensure that human capabilities continue to flourish. Social protection has a long history, but has changed in…

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With waged employment becoming increasingly precarious, social protection is the phrase that we use to describe what states can do to seek to ensure that human capabilities continue to flourish. Social protection has a long history, but has changed in…

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With waged employment becoming increasingly precarious, social protection is the phrase that we use to describe what states can do to seek to ensure that human capabilities continue to flourish. Social protection has a long history, but has changed in…

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With waged employment becoming increasingly precarious, social protection is the phrase that we use to describe what states can do to seek to ensure that human capabilities continue to flourish. Social protection has a long history, but has changed in…

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With waged employment becoming increasingly precarious, social protection is the phrase that we use to describe what states can do to seek to ensure that human capabilities continue to flourish. Social protection has a long history, but has changed in…

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