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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.50
The success story of The Big Issue is both inspirational and paradoxical; rather than a charity, it is a flourishing commercial enterprise, but one that genuinely benefits those involved. The magazine is sold by homeless and vulnerable people and, in return, they achieve financial independence and status and self-reliance. The story of the paper's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of their vulnerability. Based on recent and extensive research, this volume thoroughly assesses the value of the livelihoods approach to urban poverty.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95
Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity. But inequality is more than just economics. Being... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
By tracing an arc of thought and action from both historical and religious figures up through modern microfinance practitioners, Looft illustrates the many ways religious inspiration continues to remain at the crux of international economic development?while raising compelling questions around God and Mammon working together to help the poor. more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99
"I?ve been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself ? if, that is, I had lived Linda Tirado?s life and extracted all the hard... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95
Two and a half billion people worldwide, most of them desperately poor villagers, need a better way to save and to borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can?t reach them; savings groups can. In savings groups, members save what they can in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. Jeffrey... more...
- UNSW Press 2014; US$ 49.99
The first book to explore the complexities of homelessness in Australia - and the future policies likely to improve the situation.What is homelessness? Who counts as homeless? Whose responsibility is homelessness? In Homelessness in Australia experts in the sector offer timely insights into the history, causes and extent of homelessness in this country... more...