Book Launch: Between Fault Lines and Front Lines—Shifting Power in an Unequal World

Book Launch_Between Fault Lines and Front Lines
30 September 2022 - 30 September 2022

Date: Friday, 30 September, 2022
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 Central European Time (CET)
Language: English

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Inequality is one of today's greatest challenges, obstructing poverty reduction and sustainable development. As the power of elites grows and societal gaps widen, institutions representing the public good and universal values are increasingly disempowered or co-opted, and visions of social justice and equity side-lined.

This newly released volume (Bloomsbury, June 2022) explores the roles of elites and institutions of power in the deepening of social and economic cleavages across the globe, by asking how inequalities have reshaped structures from the local to the transnational level, and what consequences they have wrought.

Join UNRISD for a global, virtual launch with authors and special guests.


  • Katja Hujo
    Senior Research Coordinator, UNRISD
  • Maggie Carter
    Senior Research Analyst, UNRISD
  • Megan Tobias Neely
    Assistant Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School
  • Graziella Moraes Silva
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre for Democracy, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Laura Alfers
    Director, Social Protection Programme, WIEGO; Research Associate, Department of Sociology, Rhodes University


  • Ben Phillips, Author of How to Fight Inequality (2020)
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