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Poverty

  • $2.00 a Dayby Kathryn J. Edin; H. Luke Shaefer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists ? from a leading national poverty expert who ? defies convention ? ( New York Times ) more...

  • Famine, Affluence, and Moralityby Peter Singer; Bill and Melinda Gates

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 9.95

    In 1972, the young philosopher Peter Singer published "Famine, Affluence and Morality," which rapidly became one of the most widely discussed essays in applied ethics. Through this article, Singer presents his view that we have the same moral obligations to those far away as we do to those close to us. He argued that choosing not to send... more...

  • Dollarisation of Povertyby Palash Kamruzzaman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book offers a critical analysis on employing a universal understanding of poverty and suggests ways forward for poverty reduction for developing countries in a post-2015 era. Taking specific country-contexts into account, the author argues that national poverty lines should be the benchmark for future anti-poverty policies. more...

  • The Unseen Politics of Public Housingby Tiffany Gayle Chenault

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book discusses barriers from government agencies, housing policies, historic racism and classism, the lived experiences of people that live in public housing, and the relevance of these factors for understanding resident councils and ?forming? communities in public housing. more...

  • Consumer Vulnerabilityby Kathy Hamilton; Susan Dunnett; Maria Piacentini

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Consumer vulnerability is of growing importance as a research topic for those exploring wellbeing. This book provides space to critically engage with the conditions, contexts and characteristics of consumer vulnerability, which affect how people experience and respond to the marketplace and vice versa. Focussing on substantive, ethical, social... more...

  • The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Povertyby Laurence Chandy; Hiroshi Kato; Homi Kharas

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    The past quarter century has witnessed a stunning reduction in the number of people around the world living on less than $1.25 a day, the marker for extreme poverty. This has led to a new sense of hope that extreme poverty can be eradicated within a generation. Yet optimism is tempered by the unique circumstances facing those who remain left behind... more...

  • Young Homeless People and Urban Spaceby Emma Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of movement and place, the book argues that young homeless people become... more...

  • The New War on the Poorby John Gledhill

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    John Gledhill examines how and why governments across Latin America are failing to provide security to disadvantaged citizens whilst painting them as a menace to the rest of society. more...

  • 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...