Global Inequality in the Era of Generational Conflict

Friday, 20 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: English

This session will explore issues related to global inequality and its relationship with inter-generational conflict.  Inter-generational conflict is an old story and continues to reemerge in different forms.  In the world revolution of 1968, students and youth proclaimed that those over 30 years of age were not to be trusted.  We have a newly emerging global inter-generational conflict due to globalization. 
The wealth difference between the young and the old has been increasing in recent years.  With increasing precarious employment under global economy, steady improvements in careers along the path of life cannot be easily attained for the younger generation as it had been for the older generations in the core countries.  Ongoing and novel reconfigurations of class relationships reveal growing inequality and formation of a new mass class of the precariat.  The history of generational relations has taken different forms in the Global North and South.  In the Global South, effective welfare states did not usually emerge, and the precariousness of employment was always general situation. 
This session is open to political, economic, social, and psychological aspects of the related theme, including issues of income, wealth, education, environment, equity of youth rights, and migration.   We welcome papers on the past and present social movements and the ways in which youth have mobilized and been mobilized.  A wave of youth mobilization in the 1960s and 1970s needs to be compared with contemporary developments.  The session calls for papers from various frameworks and methodologies and is not limited to aforementioned topics.
Session Organizers:
Yoshimichi SATO, Tohoku University, Japan, Christopher CHASE-DUNN, University of California-Riverside, USA and Hiroko INOUE, University of California - Riverside, USA
Hiroko INOUE, University of California, Riverside, USA, Christopher CHASE-DUNN, University of California-Riverside, USA and Yoshimichi SATO, Tohoku University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Savage Global Inequalities and the Transnational Capitalist Class
William ROBINSON, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Population Ageing, the Problem of Inequality in the World System, and the Global Financial System
Andrey KOROTAYEV, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia; Leonid GRININ, National Recearch University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
Social Inequality, Stratification, and Mobility: The Effects of the Great Recession in India and the United States
Roberto P KORZENIEWICZ, Department of Sociology, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, USA; Omkar JOSHI, University of Maryland, USA
Trends in Youth Political Participation Worldwide, 1990 – 2013: A Test of the Deconsolidation of Democracy Hypothesis
Irina TOMESCU-DUBROW, CONSIRT, Polish Academy of Sciences and The Ohio State university, Poland; Joshua DUBROW, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Nika PALAGUTA, Graduate School for Social Research, IFiS, PAN, Poland; Kazimierz M. SLOMCZYNSKI, The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences, USA
The Nexus of Social Class and Social Generations in the Global System
Louis CHAUVEL, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Distributed Papers
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