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Poverty

  • The Great Divideby Joseph Stiglitz

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 40.00

    Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide , Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is... 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...

  • In Harm's Wayby Javier Auyero; María Fernanda Berti

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Arquitecto Tucci, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is a place where crushing poverty and violent crime are everyday realities. Homicides?often involving young people?continue to skyrocket, and in the emergency room there, victims of shootings or knifings are an all-too-common sight. In Harm?s Way takes a harrowing look at daily life in Arquitecto... more...

  • Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slaveryby Jesse Sage

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Today, millions of people are being held in slavery around the world. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, and domestic servants. With exposés by seven former slaves--as well as one slaveholder--from Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United... more...

  • The Limits of Marriageby Gary R. Lee

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book shows that the declining American marriage rate and the proliferation of single-parent families are due to the deteriorating economic status of less-educated workers. more...

  • Foreclosed Americaby Isaac Martin; Christopher Niedt

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Isaac William Martin is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Christopher Niedt is Associate Professor of Sociology at Hofstra University. more...

  • Pakistanby Rashid Amjad; Shahid Javed Burki

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book discusses the fundamental constraints that need to be overcome to move the economy of Pakistan to higher growth. more...

  • Blue Labourby Ian Geary; Adrian Pabst

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, and the worst recession for over seventy years, Britain has witnessed one of the most turbulent eras in politics since the Second World War. The dominant political and capitalistic system has come under close scrutiny; and the 2008 financial crash has cast serious doubt on the economic and social liberalism... more...

  • Crafting Policies to End Poverty in Latin Americaby Ana Lorena De La O

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 68.00

    This book provides a theory and evidence explaining the initial decision of governments to adopt a conditional cash transfer program. more...

  • Mi Rincóncito en el Cieloby Theresa Barron-McKeagney

    UPA 2015; US$ 24.99

    Mi Rincóncito en el Cielo (My Little Corner of the Sky) tells the remarkable story of Alberto ?Beto? Gonzales, who overcame a childhood of poverty, addiction, and violence and went on to change the lives of thousands of children and adults as a mentor and gang prevention specialist. more...