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  • Fighting Poverty with Factsby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    For more than two decades, governments and development agencies around the world have focused on reducing poverty. There have been advances, but progress has been uneven and nearly a quarter of the world’s population still suffers from extreme “income poverty.” Income poverty, however, is only part of the picture. A multi-faceted account... more...

  • Les faits, une arme contre la pauvretéby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    Partout dans le monde, des gouvernements et des organismes de développement s’emploient, depuis plus de deux décennies, à réduire la pauvreté. Certes, il y a eu des progrès, mais ils ont été inégaux : près du quart de la population mondiale vit toujours dans une pauvreté monétaire extrême.... more...

  • Combatiendo la pobreza con hechosby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    Durante más de dos décadas, gobiernos y agencias de desarrollo alrededor del mundo se han concentrado en la reducción de la pobreza. Ha habido avances, pero han sido disparejos y casi la cuarta parte de la población mundial sufre todavía de extrema “pobreza por ingresos”. Sin embargo, esta “pobreza por ingresos”... more...

  • Globalization and Povertyby Nadejda Ballard

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 36.00

    Analyze the impact globalization has had on poverty, rural development, regional examples, role of multinationals, human capital development, and sustainability. more...

  • Participatory Approaches to Attacking Extreme Povertyby Quentin Wodon

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Relying on contributions from the International Movement ATD Fourth World, this book deals with questions such as:What does it mean to live in poverty, and especially in extreme poverty? How can very poor people be reached through development projects? How can we assess whether projects succeed in changing the lives of the poorest individuals? In answering... more...

  • Biography and Social Exclusion in Europeby Prue Chamberlayne; Michael Rustin; Tom Wengraf

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 45.00

    Throughout Europe, standardised approaches to social policy and practice are being radically questioned and modified. Beginning from the narrative detail of individual lives, this book re-thinks welfare predicaments, emphasising gender, generation, ethnic and class implications of economic and social deregulation. more...

  • Rural Homelessnessby Paul Cloke; Paul Milbourne; Rebekah Widdowfield

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    Rural homelessness explores the shifting policy context of homelessness and social exclusion in relation to rural areas in the UK and other countries in the developed world. Drawing on the first comprehensive survey of rural homelessness in the UK, the book positions these findings within a wider international context. more...

  • World Povertyby Peter Townsend; David Gordon

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 39.95

    The study, when published in 2002, received coverage across the globe from Brazil to Greece and attracted the support of the then High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson. Anyone interested in understanding, campaigning or simply debating the issues facing policy makers today will find this book a rich and compelling resource. more...

  • Poverty in America: An Encyclopediaby Russell M. Lawson; Benjamin A. Lawson

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 75.00

    How has the U.S. dealt, throughout its long history, with one of the worlds oldest problems? Although poverty has always been part of the human experience, societal reactions and responses to it have been as varied as the condition has been static. Poverty in America has its own turbulent history of causes, effects, and remedies, from debtor's prison... more...

  • Poor Peopleby William T. Vollmann

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann's fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered. Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and quiet resignation,... more...