New Internationalist books and publications

Reviews

Here is a book which details - with irrefutable evidence - both the damage caused by inequality, and the benefits we all derive from living in more equal societies. We should all learn from it - and, above all else, act on it. - Owen Jones.

The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone, Danny Dorling delivers evidence that more equal countries enjoy better outcomes, with their populations being happier, healthier and more creative, producing less waste and committing fewer crimes. This optimistic book is a pleasure to read, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster, and encourages us to see greater equality – and its social benefits – as being within our reach. - London School of Economics Book Review.

Share The Equality Effect Campaign

Help send a copy of The Equality Effect to UK politicians
The Equality Effect by Danny Dorling delivers all the evidence that is now so overwhelming that it should be changing politics and society all over the world. That’s why, starting in the UK, we want to get the book into the hands of as many policy-makers and influencers as possible.

The Equality Effect is almost magical. In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and higher educational attainment. Danny Dorling delivers all evidence that is now so overwhelming that it should be changing politics and society all over the world.

For the past four decades, many countries, including the US and the UK, have chosen the path to greater inequality on the assumption that there is no alternative. Yet even under globalization, other nations continue to take a different road. The time will come when The Equality Effect will be as readily accepted as women voting or former colonies gaining independence – and it will come very soon.

From one of the world’s top social scientists comes a compelling argument for public policy to prioritize equality, fully-evidenced with statistics and sprinkled with black and white illustrations. Most importantly, he demonstrates where greater equality is currently to be found, and how we can set The Equality Effect in motion everywhere.

Listen online to the audio recording of Danny Dorling speaking at the London School of Economics

About the Author:

Danny Dorling is a social geographer and the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and his work regularly appears in the media. He is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality; The Atlas of the Real World; Unequal Health; Inequality and the 1%, and Injustice: Why Social Inequalities Persist. His views are often sought by policy makers.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 17 May 6.30pm Bookmarks Bookshop 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE

Join Danny Dorling to discuss his new book The Equality Effect.

Thursday 18 May 6.30-8.30pm London School of Economics and Political Science Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE

The Equality Effect: improving life for everyone is hosted by the International Inequalities Institute, chaired by Dr Neil Lee with Professor Danny Dorling speaking at the event. Free entry on a first come first serve basis.

Read more from Danny Dorling

Humans are most atrocious when we live under the weight of great inequalities - The Guardian

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-3908
Publication date: May 2017
Dimensions: 216mm x 138mm
Page extent: 240

Date added: November 22, 2016

Comments on The Equality Effect

Leave your comment







 

  • Maximum characters allowed: 5000
  • Simple HTML allowed: bold, italic, and links

Registration is quick and easy. Plus you won’t have to re-type the blurry words to comment!
Register | Login

...And all is quiet.

Subscribe to Comments for this articleArticle Comment Feed RSS 2.0

Guidelines: Please be respectful of others when posting your reply.