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Poverty

  • Rethinking Unemployment and the Work Ethicby Andrew Dunn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book investigates unemployed people's attitudes to employment. It reviews literature, identifies gaps in research and then presents findings from several new empirical studies. more...

  • Inequality and the 1%by Danny Dorling

    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...

  • Inspired Financeby Michael Looft

    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...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    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...

  • In Their Own Handsby Jeffrey Ashe; Kyla Jagger Neilan; Frances Moore Lappé

    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...

  • Homelessness in Australiaby Chris Chamberlain; Guy Johnson; Catherine Robinson

    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...

  • Copiaby Erika Meitner

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    Started as a VQR documentary, Copia examines the now-bankrupt city of Detroit, once the thriving heart of the American Dream. more...

  • Design for Secure Residential Environmentsby Steve Crouch; Henry Shaftoe; Roy Fleming

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    There is currently a great deal of interest in crime prevention and how it can be reduced through better design. Design for a Secure Residential Environment provides the framework on which the risk of crime can be reduced through sensible design of the vulnerable parts of houses, community buildings and small commercial premises and the environment... more...

  • New Strategies for Social Innovationby Steven G Anderson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Market-based development strategies designed to help the world?s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs rests on carefully selected examples and one-sided, enthusiastic accounts. In practice, these approaches are often poorly defined and executed,... more...

  • In Their Own Handsby Jeffrey Ashe; Kyla Jagger Neilan; Frances Moore Lappé

    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...