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  • 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...

  • Civil Society and Global Povertyby Clive Gabay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is world?s largest civil society movement fighting against poverty and inequality. This book explores GCAP?s power as a global actor and its embodiment of emancipatory change. Drawing on a wide range of social and political theory, it features case studies on Malawi and India. 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...

  • Affordable Housing in the Urban Global Southby Jan Bredenoord; Paul Van Lindert; Peer Smets

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.00

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The chapters provide ideas and tools for pro-poor interventions... more...

  • Poverty and Powerby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 33.99

    Poverty and Power suggests that today's poverty results from deep-rooted disparities in income, wealth, and power. The rate and severity of poverty remain high, because millions of Americans are trapped in low-wage jobs, inadequately served by government policy, excluded from mainstream policy debates, and victimized by discrimination and social... more...