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Poverty

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  • Confronting Povertyby Susan E. Rice; Corinne Graff; Carlos Pascual

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Elucidates the relationship between poverty, state weakness, and transnational security threats, and Graff and Pascual offer policy recommendations. The book's overarching conclusions highlight the need to invest in poverty alleviation and capacity building in weak states to break the vicious cycle of poverty, fragility, and transnational threats. more...

  • In the River They Swimby Michael Fairbanks; Malik Fal; Marcela Escobari-Rose; Elizabeth Hooper; Rick Warren

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    The sociologist Thomas Sowell writes, "We need to confront the most blatant fact that has persisted across centuries of social history—vast ddifferences in productivity among peoples, and the economic and other consequences of such differences." Poverty demeans dignity, shrinks the soul, wastes potential, and inflicts suffering on... more...

  • Poor Economicsby Abhijit Banerjee; Esther Duflo

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 15.99

    ?A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.? ?Amartya Sen more...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg ? Forbes ? The Spectator Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs?celebrated economist, special advisor... more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world?s wealth. The rich get massively richer.... more...

  • Why Nations Failby James A. Robinson; Daron Acemoglu

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on... more...

  • Povertyby Professor John Dixon; John Dixon; David Macarov

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    This book addresses the global issue of poverty in ten different countries, discussing its causes, its extent and nature, socio-economic and historical contexts, and the measures that have been taken to mitigate it. more...

  • Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asiaby Gerard Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 195.00

    The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia traces the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this, including the complex relations between NGOs and other actors. more...

  • Inside the Third World Villageby Petra Weyland

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Peasants and Religionby Mats Lundahl; Jan Lundius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 300.00

    This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case with other peasant movements, they show ways in which... more...