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Poverty

  • Aid, Institutions and Developmentby A. Chakravarti

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    In spite of massive flows over the past 50 years, aid has failed to have any significant impact on development. Marginalization from the world economy and increases in absolute poverty are causing countries to degenerate into failed, oppressive and, in some cases, dangerous states. more...

  • Aids and Powerby Alex de Waal

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 23.95

    AIDS and Power explains why social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power. more...

  • A Billion Livesby Jan Egeland

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.99

    Time magazine, Jan Egeland has been the public face of the United Nations. As Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, he was in charge of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for three and a half years. One of the bravest and most adventuresome figures on the international scene, Egeland takes us to the frontlines... 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...

  • Deer Hunting with Jesusby Joe Bageant

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00

    After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a ?dirt-poor? childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast... more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST,  NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS 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.... more...

  • Down to Thisby Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 19.00

    For some young men, climbing Everest or sailing solo into polar seas isn?t the biggest risk in the world. Instead it is venturing alone into the deepest urban jungle, where human nature is the dangerous, incomprehensible and sometimes wildly uplifting force that tests not only your ability to survive but also your own humanity. One cold November day,... more...

  • Favelaby Janice Perlman

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    A revealing study of the giant squatter settlements of Rio de Janeiro and of the vibrant communities of migrants who have risked everything to come to the city to provide more opportunities for their children, Favela offers a powerful look at one of the great challenges facing the modern world. more...

  • Gender, Ethnicity and Placeby Linda Peake; D. Alissa Trotz

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    This book is concerned with the nature of the relationship between gender, ethnicity and poverty in the context of the external and internal dynamics of households in Guyana. Using detailed data collected from male and female respondents in three separate locations, two urban and one rural, and across two major ethnic groups, Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese,... more...

  • Global Development and Poverty Reductionby J. R. Chen; D. Sapsford

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    At the beginning of the third millennium, underdevelopment and poverty continue to remain critical problems on a global scale. The purpose of this volume is to explore the various ways in which the institutions of the global economy might rise to the challenges posed by the twin goals of increasing the pace of global development and alleviating poverty. more...