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Discrimination in an Unequal World

Miguel Angel Centeno and Katherine S. Newman


Is globalization making our world more equal, or less? Proponents of globalization argue that it is helping and that in a competitive world, no one can afford to discriminate except on the basis of skills. Opponents counter that globalization does nothing but provide a meritocratic patina on a consistently unequal distribution of opportunity. Yet, despite the often deafening volume of the debate, there is surprisingly little empirical work available on the extent to which the process of globalization over the past quarter century has had any effect on discrimination. This book explores the rel ... More

Keywords: discrimination, unequal world, globalization, skills, distribution of opportunity, social relations, social hierarchies, democratization of inequality, traditional categories, role-playing games

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732166
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miguel Angel Centeno, editor
Princeton University
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Katherine S. Newman, editor
Princeton University
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