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Poverty

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  • Poverty Reduction through Sustainable Fisheriesby Roehlano M Briones; Arnulfo G Garcia

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 44.90

    Beyond previous more simplistic approaches, this book takes a giant step towards understanding and translating into people-centered policies the actual position and complexity of fish production in Southeast Asian economies. Tackling how fi sheries and aquaculture are embedded in local and household economies and linked through dynamic supply chains... more...

  • Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapesby James Roumasset; KImberly M. Burnett; Arsenio Molina Balisacan

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 44.90

    “Sustainability science addresses the central challenge facing global society of how to reduce poverty and meet demands of a large human population desiring a good life while simultaneously maintaining the environment that provides the life support system on which long-term prosperity depends. This book provides evidence and insight into key elements... more...

  • Our Common Interestby Commission for Africa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 8.00

    'The Commission for Africa finds the conditions of the lives of the majority of Africans to be intolerable and an affront to the dignity of all mankind. We insist upon an alteration of these conditions through a change of policy in favour of the weak.' The report of the Commission for Africa is the most important document of our time. Created... more...

  • A Pocketful of Holes and Dreamsby Jeff Pearce

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.78

    The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags... more...

  • One Illness Awayby Anirudh Krishna

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Why does poverty persist? A critical, but so far ignored, part of the answer lies in the fact that poverty is regularly created. Large numbers of people are escaping poverty, but large numbers are concurrently falling into chronic poverty. This book presents the first large-scale examination of the reasons why people fall into poverty and how they... more...

  • Trustby Pip Desmond

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 11.81

    Extraordinary insight into New Zealand women's lives with gangs. In 1977 an idealistic young doctor's daughter, fresh out of university, knocked on the door of a run-down old house in inner-city Wellington. She was greeted by a woman in a Black Power T-shirt with metal in her nose and a spidery tattoo on her left cheek. 'Whaddya want?' the woman growled.... more...

  • 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...

  • Shoes Were For Sundayby Molly Weir

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.78

    'Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well' The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir's childhood. From sharing a pull-out bed in her mother's tiny kitchen to running in terror from the fever van, it was an upbringing that was cemented in hardship. Hunger, cold and sickness was... more...

  • Poverty and the Underclassby William A. Kelso

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 23.80

    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 their... 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...