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Poverty

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 101 reasons for a Citizen's Incomeby Malcolm Torry

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 14.00

    For anyone new to the subject of Citizen?s Income, or who wants to introduce friends, colleagues or relatives to the idea, this valuable guide will be essential reading, offering a convincing case for a Citizen?s Income and a much needed resource for all interested in the future of welfare in the UK. more...

  • Urban Livelihoodsby Tony Lloyd-Jones; Carole Rakodi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; 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...

  • A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Povertyby Gottfried Schweiger; Gunter Graf

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 0.00

    This book is open access under a CCBY license. This book investigates child poverty from a philosophical perspective. It identifies the injustices of child poverty, relates them to the well-being of children, and discusses who has a moral responsibility to secure social justice for children. 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...

  • The City in Urban Povertyby Charlotte Lemanski; Colin Marx

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The contributors respond to the absence of critical debate surrounding the ways in which spaces of the city do not merely contain, but also constitute, urban poverty. The volume explores how the spaces of the city actively produce and reproduce urban poverty. 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...