Development and Equity is one of the four central research domains that UGlobe explores within the overarching theme of global challenges and the contested global order.
Global inequality is at its peak, and is one of the main causes of migration flows, international conflicts and the desintegration of states. And it is a true challenge to international institutions - including the UN, OECD and WorldBank.
This research domain focuses on the legislative and policy arrangements that can advance global prosperity and a dignified existence. It deals with the insights ethical ideas, such as international distributive justice and equality of opportunity, can provide.
How do we strike a balance between economic growth and equality, or is equality and agency a pre condition for sustainable growth? What are the normative starting points in balancing these interests and what can we learn from long-term analyses about these issues?