Studies in Global Equity

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: Human Resources for Health: Overcoming the Crisis

Human Resources for Health: Overcoming the Crisis

In this analysis of the global workforce, the Joint Learning Initiative, a consortium of more than 100 health leaders, proposes that mobilization and strengthening of human resources for health, neglected yet critical, is central to combating health crises in some of the world’s poorest countries and for building sustainable health systems everywhere. Ultimately, the crisis in human resources is a shared problem requiring shared responsibility for cooperative action.

Cover: New Patterns for Mexico/Nuevas Pautas para México: Observations on Remittances, Philanthropic Giving, and Equitable Development/Observaciones sobre Remesas, Donaciones Filantrópicas y Desarrollo Equitativo

New Patterns for Mexico/Nuevas Pautas para México: Observations on Remittances, Philanthropic Giving, and Equitable Development/Observaciones sobre Remesas, Donaciones Filantrópicas y Desarrollo Equitativo

Merz, Barbara J.

This volume examines novel and emerging patterns of U.S. giving to Mexico and their impact on equitable development. In 2005, Mexican migrants living in the U.S. sent billions of dollars to relatives living in Mexico. This bilingual volume asks: What are these new patterns of diaspora giving, and how do they affect equitable development in Mexico?

Cover: Portrait of a Giving Community: Philanthropy by the Pakistani-American Diaspora

Portrait of a Giving Community: Philanthropy by the Pakistani-American Diaspora

Najam, Adil

Based on a nationwide survey of the giving habits of Pakistani-Americans, this study, the first of its kind, not only examines the history, demography, and institutional geography of Pakistani-Americans but also looks at how this immigrant community manages its multiple identities through charitable giving and volunteering.

Cover: Global Health Challenges for Human Security

Global Health Challenges for Human Security

Chen, Lincoln C.
Leaning, Jennifer
Narasimhan, Vasant

The goals of health and human security are fundamentally valued in all societies, yet the breadth of their interconnections are not properly understood. This volume explores the evolving relationship between health and security in today’s interdependent world, and offers policy guidelines for global health action.

Cover: Human Insecurity in a Global World

Human Insecurity in a Global World

Chen, Lincoln C.
Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko
Seidensticker, Ellen

This book explores the complex challenges that globalization poses for human security, many of which are already high on the agenda of the international community. By adding a human security dimension to their analysis, the authors provide new insight into attempts to reduce our vulnerability to the new forces unleashed by global changes.

Cover: Diaspora Philanthropy and Equitable Development in China and India

Diaspora Philanthropy and Equitable Development in China and India

Geithner, Peter F.
Johnson, Paula D.
Chen, Lincoln C.

In an era of accelerated globalization, the relationship between diaspora philanthropy and economic and social development is increasingly relevant. This volume advances understanding of diaspora philanthropy in Chinese American and Indian American communities, especially the implications for development of the world’s two most populous countries.

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene