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Poverty

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  • No Place Left to Bury the Deadby Nicole Itano

    Atria Books 2007; Not Available

    EVERY DAY in Africa, approximately 7,000 men, women, and children are erased from the face of this planet by the devastating AIDS virus that -- even after more than two and a half decades -- continues to wreak havoc around the globe, especially in underdeveloped nations. No Place Left to Bury the Dead dares to go where media, governments, and ordinary... more...

  • Poverty and the Underclassby William A. Kelso

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 70.00

    The much-heralded War on Poverty has failed. The number of children living in poverty is steadily on the rise and an increasingly destructive underclass brutalizes urban neighborhoods. America's patience with the poor seems to have run out: even cities that have traditionally been havens for the homeless are arresting, harassing, and expelling... more...

  • Poverty and Global Recession in Southeast Asiaby Aris Ananta; Richard Barichello

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 59.90

    Financial crises after financial crises have occurred, but for many countries the last one, the 2008?09 global recession, was the deepest since the 1930s great depression. This book started with an objective to understand the impact of high inflation on poverty and food security in Southeast Asia. However, the global economy moved quickly into recession... more...

  • The Politics of Poverty Reductionby Paul Mosley; Blessing Chiripanhura; Jean Grugel

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 109.99

    Globally, there is a commitment to eliminate poverty; and yet the politics that have caused anti-poverty policies to succeed in some countries and to fail in others have been little studied. The Politics of Poverty Reduction focuses on these political processes. Analysis is based partly on global comparisons and partly on case-studies of nine countries... more...

  • Adaptation, Poverty and Developmentby David Alexander Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa. more...

  • Global Povertyby David Hulme

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    This book charts the rise of global poverty as a priority global issue, over the period 1990 to 2002, and its subsequent marginalisation as old themes edged it aside. more...

  • The Cornerby David Simon; Edward Burns

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • How the Other Half Diesby Susan George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1989; US$ 46.99

    To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com. more...

  • Reducing Poverty and Investing in Peopleby Victoria Monchuk

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    For two decades, Africa’s strong economic growth has paved the way for poverty reduction. Nevertheless, high chronic poverty levels persist, and the gap between income groups in terms of human capital and access to basic services is growing. Also, poor households are vulnerable to frequent shocks. By providing regular, reliable support to poor... more...

  • Days of Destruction, Days of Revoltby Chris Hedges; Joe Sacco

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington Post Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement.... more...