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Poverty

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  • Portfolios of the Poorby Daryl Collins; Jonathan Morduch; Stuart Rutherford; Orlanda Ruthven

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answer... more...

  • Favelaby Janice Perlman; Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 19.99

    A billion people, almost half of all city dwellers in the developing world, live in squatter settlements. The most famous of these settlements are the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which have existed for over a century and continue to outpace the rest of the city in growth. Janice Perlman's award-winning The Myth of Marginality was the first in-depth... more...

  • Pirate Stateby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Providing a timely and never-before-seen perspective on the ever-increasing menace of Somali pirates, this account shows how the cargo ship and oil tanker hijackings and ransoms in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have turned one of the world?s busiest shipping lanes into one of the most dangerous. By way of one-on-one interviews with pirates,... more...

  • Cambodia's Curseby Joel Brinkley

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 17.99

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist returns to Cambodia thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge to report on the country's struggle to recover from its past more...

  • The Promise of a Pencilby Adam Braun

    Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00

    The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young... more...

  • The Tyranny of Expertsby William Easterly

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert? solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with... more...

  • Deep Fieldby Tom Bamforth

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    ‘Deep Field’ is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. In Deep Field: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth takes you with him as he responds to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances... more...

  • Housing the Poor in the Developing Worldby Graham Tipple; Kenneth G. Tipple

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 266.00

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

  • Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary Stateby Chris Jones; Tony Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    A forward-looking appraisal of the welfare state which examines issues such as poverty in Britain, demonisation of the poor in areas of social policy and other related topics. more...

  • Poverty and the Third Wayby Colin C Williams; Colin C. Williams; Jan Windebank

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 201.00

    What is poverty and how can it be tackled? Taking the Third Way out of its narrow party political context, this book argues that it is necessary to harness work beyond employment in order to pave a Third Way beyond capitalism and socialism. The outcome is a thought-provoking new approach towards combating poverty. Poverty and the Third Way uncovers... more...