International Sociology and International Sociology Reviews

Topic of the Month, June 2021

Development and globalization
‘Development and globalization’ is our Topic of the Month for June 2021. On this topic, enjoy Free Access all month to this article by Rob Clark (University of California, Riverside, USA) published in International Sociology, Income inequality in the post-2000 era: Development, globalization, and the state. Read on to know more about the author’s trajectory and work.

Rob Clark

Rob Clark is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD in Sociology from Indiana University in 2007. Before moving to California in 2020, he was at the University of Oklahoma.

His research agenda focuses on international development, the distribution of income in the world economy, and the global spread of institutions across the world polity. He is particularly interested in the effect of globalization (trade, foreign investment, international organizations) on economic growth, the evolution of income disparities as they exist within and between countries, and cross-national convergence in welfare outcomes, institutional forms, and cultural scripts. Collectively, his prior and current work addresses questions of political economy and social change at the global level.

His research has appeared in International Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Social Science and Medicine, Social Science Research, and elsewhere.