Situating the Intertwinings Between Classes, Citizenship and Inequality
Analyses of inequality are among the favoured themes in social theory, be it class analyses or stratification theories. Conventionally, the nation-state was the unit of analysis of inequality, although the specificity of ‘state-societies’ and the need for comparative analyses have been in vogue for several decades (Oommen 1997). However, with the ushering in of globalisation the importance of situating state-societies and regions in a global perspective is increasingly being recognised. This book has been conceived as a contribution to understand inequality not only within and between state-societies but also globally.
The purpose of this chapter is not to ...