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Poverty

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  • The Poverty of Philosophyby Karl Marx

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 4.99

    As a bonus, included with this book is a letter of response back from M. Proudhon to Karl Marx. This book talks about the following subjects... The Antitheses of Use Value and Exchange Value, Constituted Value of Synthetic Value, and Applications of Law of the Proportionality of Value. Also the Method of the Metaphysics of Political Economy, Division... more...

  • Six Months in Sudanby James Dr Maskalyk

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    An inspiring story of one doctor?s struggle in a war-torn village in the heart of Sudan In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Doctors Without Borders, set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan. An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children, coping with a measles... more...

  • Enoughby Roger Thurow; Scott Kilman

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 16.99

    A powerful indictment of the economic, political, and social dynamics that perpetuate famine more...

  • 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...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Securing Healthby Seth G. Jones; Lee H. Hilborne; C. Ross Anthony; Lois M. Davis; Federico Girosi

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    The study assesses seven cases of nation-building operations following major conflicts: Germany and Japan immediately after World War II; Somalia, Haiti, and Kosovo in the 1990s; and Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. It concludes that two factors increase the likelihood of successful health outcomes: planning and coordination, and infrastructure and... 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...

  • 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 long-standing global issue of poverty. An introductory chapter explores concepts and definitions of poverty, the subsequent chapters providing detailed examinations of poverty in ten different countries: UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, The Netherlands, The Philippines and Zimbabwe. Each chapter follows... 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 history of the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this. The main focus is on the period from the mid-1990s when NGOs first became a notable force in the region. It documents the complex relations between NGOs and other political actors... more...