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Poverty

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  • The Environmentalism of the Poorby Juan Martinez-Alier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    This text analyses several manifestations of the growing "environmental justice movement", and also of "popular environmentalism" and the "environmentalism of the poor", which will be seen in the coming decades as driving forces in the process to achieve an ecologically sustainable society. more...

  • Povertyby Paulette Dieterlen

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 56.00

    In Poverty: a philosophical approach , the author studies various philosophical issues concerning poverty in the Program for Education, Health and Food (PROGRESA) that was in effect in Mexico, from 1997 to 2002, and shows how theoretical discussion is necessary to clarify some ideas concerning the application of a social policy.Poverty is one of the... more...

  • Revenu minimum garantiby Lionel-Henri Groulx

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 29.25

    Cet ouvrage définit la notion de revenu minimum garanti avant d'explorer les diverses modalités (minimum social, impôt négatif et revenu de citoyenneté) au Canada, aux États-Unis et dans divers pays européens. L'auteur fait ressortir les dilemmes que pose toute stratégie de mise en place d'un revenu... more...

  • Understanding Growth and Povertyby Raj Nallari; Breda Griffith

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 14.99

    The literature on growth and poverty is voluminous and still evolving. This title distills the most important lessons from developing countries' experience with growth and poverty. It provides a broad understanding of the impact of economic policies on growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. After describing basic economic relationships... more...

  • Poverty Dynamicsby Tony Addison; David Hulme; Ravi Kanbur

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    This collection of essays provides a state-of-the-art examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. The contributions included highlight the need to conceptualise... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 26.99

    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...