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- Lambertus-Verlag 2008; Not Available
Ansehen und Einfluss, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Menschen bestimmen sich häufig nach dem, was sie zu bieten haben, einfacher gesagt: nach dem, was sie haben. Haben sie nichts - haben sie heutzutage vor allem keine Erwerbsarbeit -, dann fehlt ihnen nicht nur die materielle Existenzgrundlage, sondern auch gesellschaftliche Beteiligung und Integration.... more...
- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America?s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis?that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic... more...
- Otago University Press 2013; US$ 14.99
Children are citizens with autonomy and rights identified by international agencies and United Nations conventions, but these rights are not readily enforceable. Some of the worst levels of child poverty and poor health in the OECD, as well as exceptionally high child suicide rates, exist in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More than a quarter of children... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.99
A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This book is based on a simple concept: no one is in a better position to hold a government accountable than those it governs. When governments fail to meet the needs of their citizens, the international community often turns to large external organizations... more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 34.99
Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the United States, Joel Blau disproves the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. He shows that the current crisis was an inevitable result of economic and political changes in recent decades, systematically reviewing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
This groundbreaking volume researches the lives of gecekondu settlers in the capital city of Turkey in order to understand how households cope with poverty and why some households are more successful than others in reducing their deprivation. It takes a critical stance towards existing conceptions such as household survival, livelihood and coping strategy... more...
- NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80
Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor. Joan Maya Mazelis draws on in-depth interviews with poor people in Philadelphia to explore how they survive and the benefits they gain by being connected to one... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 31.99
The book is action-oriented and empowering, presenting concrete proposals that could reduce the most deplorable global inequalities. It asks: how did we get here?; where do we want to go instead?; and how do we get there? more...