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Poverty

  • Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governanceby Abdul-Mumin Abdulai; Elmira Shamshiry

    Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 102.55

    This book investigates the current level and trend of poverty in the Muslim World, including selected countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific and South America. Authors explore themes of poverty reduction, poverty alleviation and the extent of influences on social and economic development, particularly natural... more...

  • Treatyby Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission; Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2001; US$ 17.50

    These essays were commissioned to stimulate discussion and debate about a treaty between Indigenous and white Australians. It is an important contribution to the national dialogue in Australia, a nation that has been shaped by a history that contains little trace of Treaty of peaceful co-existence amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The... more...

  • The American Way of Povertyby Sasha Abramsky

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 24.00

    Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America , in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and... more...

  • Globalization, Trade and Poverty in Ghanaby Ghana Accra; Ernest Aryeetey

    International Development Research Centre 2012; US$ 32.95

    The persistence of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), in the face of increased globalization and rapid trade liberalization during the past two decades has inspired considerable debate on the impact of globalization, in general, and trade liberalization, in particular, on poverty. ¼ The standard argument is that global trade liberalization would... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary... more...

  • Reclaiming Classby Vivyan Adair; Sandra Dahlberg

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 33.95

    Reclaiming Class offers essays written by women who changed their lives through the pathway of higher education. Collected, they offer a powerful testimony of the importance of higher learning, as well as a critique of the programs designed to alleviate poverty and educational disparity. The contributors explore the ideologies of welfare and American... more...

  • Poverty Dynamicsby Tony Addison; David Hulme; Ravi Kanbur

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 49.99

    This book looks at poverty dynamics, or how individual experiences of poverty and wellbeing change over time. It includes work from anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists and combines qualitative and quantitative research approaches to help deepen our understanding of why some people remain poor while others escape. more...

  • Globalized Poverty and Environmentby Nathaniel O. Agola; Joseph L. Awange

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 153.24

    This book reviews the key conceptions and economic theories of poverty, explains poverty-environment nexus, and finally offers innovative socio-economic and scientific geospatial solutions for the 21st Century.  The book makes it possible for our readers to understand poverty thorough a concise review of the major theoretical economic frameworks,... more...

  • Land and Poverty Alleviationby Dr. P. K. Agrawal

    Kalpaz Publications 2015; US$ 54.99

    The book ‘Land and Poverty Alleviation' is the first comprehensive volume to remove poverty through implementation of all constituents of land reforms globally. Access to ownership of land and security of tenure can save the landless and the land poor from starvation or hunger. Implementation of land reforms doesn't involve huge funds but requisite... more...