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  • Inequality and Unsustainable Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin?by Jonathan Ostry

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 5.00

    Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This Web-only series replaced... more...

  • Injusticeby Daniel Dorling

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    Danny Dorling claims in this timely book that in rich countries inequality is now caused by unacknowledged beliefs which propagate it. Hard-hitting and uncompromising in its call to action, this is essential reading for everyone concerned with social justice. more...

  • Injusticeby Danny Dorling

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    We are living in the most remarkable and dangerous times. Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share of most of the other 99% has collapsed in the last five years. In this fully rewritten and updated edition of Injustice, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society. more...

  • Living at the Edge of the Worldby Tina S.; Jamie Pastor Bolnick

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    When Tina S. meets April, a teenage runaway, she thinks she's found her best friend. She leaves behind her dysfunctional family to join April in the tunnels of Grand Central Station amidst the homeless and drug addicted. Soon she's bingeing on crack--just like April--and stealing, scamming and panhandling to support her habit and to survive on the... more...

  • Maintaining Momentum to 2015?by Howard White

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99

    This report addresses the issue of what publicly-supported programs and external assistance from the Bank and other agencies can do to accelerate attainment of targets such as reducing infant mortality by two-thirds. The evidence presented here relates to Bangladesh, a country which has made spectacular progress but needs to maintain momentum in order... more...

  • Make Poverty Historyby Dr Nicolas Sireau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    An analysis of the production and consumption of the communications of Make Poverty History , a high profile episode of social movement protest in the UK. The book follows the campaign throughout its lifetime and explores how attitudes towards government and political opportunities influenced the negotiation of communications. more...

  • Minding the Gapsby Vera A. Wilhelm

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    By integrating their poverty reduction strategies (PRSs), national budgets, and the corresponding reporting processes, low-income countries can strengthen domestic accountability and the implementation of pro-poor policies. Minding the Gaps, based on nine low-income country case studies and a review of relevant experience in four higher-income countries,... more...

  • The New War on the Poorby John Gledhill

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    John Gledhill examines how and why governments across Latin America are failing to provide security to disadvantaged citizens whilst painting them as a menace to the rest of society. more...

  • Of Street Piemenby Henry Mayhew

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    '...a good bit of spice to give the critlings a flavour, and plenty of treacle to make the mince-meat look rich' Radical Victorian reformer Henry Mayhew walked the streets of London interviewing ordinary flower girls, market traders, piemen and costermongers to create the first ever work of mass social observation, and the ultimate account of urban... more...

  • Owning Upby Michelle Miller-Adams

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 20.95

    Despite the recent success of welfare reform in moving people off public assistance and into jobs, most of America's working poor are still unable to accumulate even the most minimal of assets. Even when they are getting by, they lack many of the resourcestangible and intangiblethat provide middle-class Americans with a sense of security, stability,... more...