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Poverty

  • In Americaby Caitríona Perry

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s America. In her first book, she goes beyond the news reports and delves into the American heartland where she witnessed his rise at first hand,... more...

  • I Can't Breatheby Matt Taibbi

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.00

    A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police—from the bestselling author of The Divide   “[A] searing exposé . . . What emerges from the author’s superb reporting and vivid writing is a tragically revealing look at a broken criminal justice... more...

  • The Choiceby Philly McMahon

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    When Dublin footballer Philly McMahon lost his older brother John in 2012, it brought to an end a painful decade, during which John had slipped from the family circle into a deteriorating cycle of addiction. The effects were personally devastating, but amidst the loss there was a glimmer of hope, of opportunity, and what ultimately became the starting... more...

  • Clearlyby James Chen

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 20.99

    Poor vision is the largest unaddressed disability in the world today. An estimated 2.5 billion people, mostly living in the poorest parts of the planet and a majority of whom are women, cannot see clearly and have no access to treatment. Yet for 80 per cent of the 2.5 billion, all they need is a simple pair of prescription spectacles. Tackling this... more...

  • Neo-Colonialism and the Poverty of 'Development' in Africaby Mark Langan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 82.42

    Langan reclaims neo-colonialism as an analytical force for making sense of the failure of ‘development’ strategies in many African states in an era of free market globalisation. Eschewing polemics and critically engaging the work of Ghana’s first President – Kwame Nkrumah – the book offers a rigorous assessment of the concept of neo-colonialism. It... more...

  • Broke and Patrioticby Francesco Duina

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Why are poor Americans so patriotic? They have significantly worse social benefits compared to other Western nations, and studies show that the American Dream of upward mobility is, for them, largely a myth. So why do these people love their country? Why have they not risen up to demand more from a system that is failing them? In Broke and Patriotic... more...

  • Poverty Reduction, the Private Sector, and Tourism in Mainland Southeast Asiaby Scott Hipsher

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 117.75

    This book explores the issue of poverty reduction within mainland Southeast Asia with a specific focus on the impact of the private sector and tourism. Covering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yunnan, the book discusses how success in poverty reduction has come about largely through innovation in the private sector, foreign investment... more...

  • Regional Equityby Victor Rubin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 37.95

    Regional equity as a field of scholarship, as an arena of policy change, and as a social movement has grown, diversified, and matured in important ways over the past decade. The fruits of that growth and development can be seen in recent federal and state policies, in the practices of many regional planning organizations, and in the agendas and approaches... more...

  • Revival: The Highlanders of Central Asia: A History, 1895-1937(1993)by Jerome Ch'en

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Examining the importance of regional differences in China's history, this text details the social, economic and political conditions of the central highlands at the end of the 19th century, and the early part of the 20th. Thus the nature and development of modern Chinese rural society is studied. more...

  • Homeless Heritageby Rachael Kiddey

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    Homeless Heritage complements a growing body of literature that blends academic research findings with personal narrative to explain how archaeological approaches can be applied in the contemporary world, and details what homelessness in Britain in the first part of the twenty-first century is like. more...