Inequality is the key political issue of our time. Danny Dorling wrote his seminal work Injustice: Why social inequality persists in 2010, and as an early proponent of rapidly reducing economic inequalities, he is now much sought-after as one of the foremost contributors to the debates surrounding it.
Here Dorling brings together brand new material alongside a carefully curated selection of his most recent writing on inequality from publications as wide ranging as the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, New Statesman, Financial Times and the China People’s Daily.
Covering key inequality issues including politics, housing, education and health, he explores whether we have now reached ‘peak inequality’. He concludes, crucially, by predicting what the future holds for Britain, as attempts are made to defuse the ticking time bomb while we simultaneously try to negotiate Brexit and react to the wider international situation of a world of people demanding to become more equal.
Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. As well as Injustice: Why social injustice still persists, his recent books include The Inequality Effect (2017) and, with colleagues, The Human atlas of Europe (2016).
"Graphically illuminates why & how place grounds social polarization in politics, housing, education, health, and social welfare – and offers steps towards a fairer world." Nancy Krieger, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
"If you have an ounce of compassion - or self-interest - in your heart, Peak inequality is a must-read wake-up call" Val McDermid, author
"An all you need to know guide to inequality in the UK today" Faiza Shaheen, Director of Class