By Jan Nederveen Pieterse, B. Rehbein

Within the atmosphere of twenty-first century globalization this quantity makes a speciality of rising societies, instead of rising markets or powers. Adopting a sociological viewpoint, each chapter specializes in improvement and social inequality in rising societies, with contributions from renowned overseas students.

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Across all countries, such as dollar-a-day. To the extent, however, that ' these separate studies nevertheless report a common conclusion- report­ all five countries studied - they are suggestive of a broader trend that would bear a closer look. In disparate communities, studied in India, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, and the state of North Carolina in the US, common trends are evident. More important, similar reasons appear to be responsible for the common growth of vulnerability in all these contexts.

2005). 2 billion worth 2006). between the end of 2003 and the end of 2005 (Fitzgerald 2005; Wade 2001, 2004), but not much is known about trends in vul­ nerability. How many people have fallen into poverty over the past 10 or 15 years? Has rising income vulnerability made life more precari­ ous and risk-prone for poorer people? 1 Knowing the answers to these questions is critically important for policy design. If the risk of falling into poverty is relatively small, then policymakers can concentrate on moving the existing poor out of poverty.

The out ride them help to IMF loans · than the China-Africa trade, as was illustrated by the 44 African heads of state who attended the first China-Africa summit in 2007 compared to the 14 heads of state who went to New Delhi for the first India-Africa summit the following year. These developments imply that the material conditions for South­ South cooperation and for the subversion of the Euro-North American world order has never been better. Unlike the earlier attempt by leaders of newly independent states in Asia and Africa to forge a united front SO Globalization and Emerging Societies The Global South and the Contours of an Emerging World Order 51 in Bandung, when they had moral authority due to their leadership financial and business communities like the Indians in East Africa and of independence movements but little room to manoeuvre because of the Chinese in Southeast Asia).

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