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  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...

  • Brazil's Dance with the Devilby Dave Zirin

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    The leading US commentator on the politics of sports explores the coming World Cup and beyond. more...

  • When Work Disappearsby William Julius Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    When Work Disappears is a sane, courageous, and desperately important work. "Wilson is the keenest liberal analyst of the most perplexing of all American problems...[This book is] more ambitious and more accessible than anything he has done before." --The New Yorker From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...

  • The More Things Change... The Origins and Impact of Australian Indigenous Economic Exclusionby Rae Norris

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 75.00

    This book aims to identify reasons for intractable Indigenous economic disadvantage in Australia. It does so by re-examining the history of relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians from 1788 through to recent times. more...

  • An Assault On Povertyby United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1997; US$ 30.00

    In An Assault on Poverty, the Panel on Technology for Basic Needs of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development offers analyses of poverty eradication and the role of science and technology with respect to sustainable human development, technical and vocational education, health, and small-scale economic activities, among... more...

  • The Other Warby Lael Brainard; Carol Graham; Nigel Purvis; Steven Radelet; Gayle Smith

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 20.95

    The Millennium Challenge Account is a bilateral development fund representing an increase of $5 billion per year over current assistance levels to reform-oriented developing countries. This book considers the potential of the MCA as well as the larger content of US foreign assistance. more...

  • Health and Living Environment in Urban Slumby K. Gangadharan

    Mangalam Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    Health is an important aspect of human resource development. Health improvement is influenced by three sets of factors : health factors which include Medical interventions, secondly, health promoting factors such as housing, Water supply, sanitation and hygiene and thirdly, non-health factors which include social and economic factors like income, education,... more...

  • Owning-Upby Michelle Miller-Adams

    Brookings Institution Press 2002; US$ 20.95

    This text is about assets and the difference they can make in the lives of the poor. It expands the concept of asset building to encompass a range of skills and support systems that are necessary to lift people out of poverty. It identifies four types of asset: economic, human, social and natural. more...

  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...