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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
This book offers a full history of a homeless movement in Tokyo that lasted nearly a decade. It shows how homeless people and their external supporters in the city combined their scarce resources to generate and sustain the movement. The study advocates a more nuanced analysis of movement gains to appreciate how poor people can benefit by acting collectively.... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00
?Affluent Americans often cherish the belief that poverty in America is far more comfortable than poverty in the rest of the world. Edin and Shaefer's devastating account of life at $2 or less a day blows that myth out of the water. This is world class poverty at a level that should mobilize not only national alarm, but international attention.? ... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17
HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE… BANKING? DRUG REGULATION? NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT? PROSTITUTION? PENSIONS? It?s no secret that a myriad of long-term problems facing our society are not effectively dealt with by our current system of government; indeed, many are simply set aside and disappear completely from the short-term political agenda. Why? Because... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 14.99
The 2004 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness looks at the recent growth and poverty reduction experience of client countries. It assesses the extent to which Bank interventions have contributed to growth and poverty reduction and the effectiveness of different types of interventions. The review uses the key elements of the Bank's 2001 poverty... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2012; US$ 15.95
?We are the 99%? is the rallying cry of millions of people involved in the ?Occupy Wall Street? movement. This is the first book to pull together in once place detailed information about the 1% and the 99% in all realms of society, the causes and consequences of this deep inequality, and what can be done about it. Chuck Collins has long been one... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
The book poses and explores questions about the roles of antiretroviral treatment and human rights in the global AIDS epidemic. A novel approach is used, which places treatment and human rights in the context of global debates, national struggles, and, especially, a case study of the lived experiences within a local community in South Africa. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 149.95
It is held that absolute poverty causes approximately one third of all human deaths, some 18 million annually, and blights billions of lives with hunger and disease. This book develops universalizable norms aimed at tackling absolute poverty and the complex and multilayered problems associated with it. more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99
The main objective of this report is to help policymakers in the Caribbean design an agenda of policy actions to accelerate trade integration and growth, and to reduce poverty. Each part of the report focuses on a key question and provides an in-depth analysis of the issues raised, laying the foundations for policy recommendations described in the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00
This book offers a detailed examination of the living arrangements and material circumstances of the poor betweeen 1650 and 1850. Chapters investigate poor households in urban, rural and metropolitan contexts, and contribute to wider investigations into British economic and social conditions in the long Eighteenth century. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa. more...