The Spirit Level
Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 374 pages, Revised, Update Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2011|
About the Author
Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research on inequality, and his work has been published in ten languages. He is professor emeritus at the University of Nottingham Medical School
Kate Pickett is a professor of epidemiology at the University of York and a National Institute for Health Research career scientist.
"Wilkinson and Pickett make an eloquent case that the income gap between a nation's richest and poorest is the most powerful indicator of a functioning and healthy society...Felicitous prose and fascinating findings make this essential reading."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred)
"In this fascinating sociological study, the authors do an excellent job of presenting the research, analyzing nuances, and offering policy suggestions for creating more equal and sustainable societies. For all readers, specialized or not, with an interest in understanding the dynamics today between economic and social conditions."--"Library Journal"
""The Spirit Level" will change the way you think about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, especially if you live in the United States. You will reexamine what it means to be successful, how you will seek and achieve personal satisfaction, and what you owe your fellow citizen."--Jo Perry, BookBrowse.com
"It has taken two experts from the field of public health to deliver a major study of the effects of inequality on society. Though Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett are British, their research explores the United States in depth, and their work is an important contribution to the debate our country needs.""--"Robert B. Reich, from the""foreword
"Might be the most important book of the year."--"Guardian"
"Fascinating and deeply provoking..."The Spirit Level "does contain a powerful political message. It is impossible to read it and not to be impressed by how often greater equality appears to be the answer, whatever happens to be the question. It provides a connection between what otherwise look like disparate social problems."--David Runciman, "London Review of Books"
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Dimensions: ||20.88 x 14.22 x 2.77 centimeters (0.35 kg)|