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The No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty

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At the turn of the new millennium, the United Nations determined that world poverty would be halved by 2015. International agencies are all committed to “poverty abatement.” The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have renamed their structural adjustment policies “poverty reduction strategies.” But can this work? No, argues Jeremy Seabrook, not if we fail to understand the meaning of poverty. Drawing on testimonies from around the world, as well as on the hard facts, he challenges the assumption that wealth overcomes poverty, and demonstrates that the opposite of “poor” is not “rich” but “self-reliant.” Appealing passionately for a shared sense of “sufficiency,” he gives verbal snapshots of people’s lives to show how poverty shifts, changes and endures in response to the growth of wealth.

Synopsis:

The latest in the successful series of No Nonsense Guides that cuts through the confusion and spin, presenting the facts and arguments, history and strategies surrounding world poverty in an accessible a way as possible.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859845660
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Author:
Seabrook, Jeremy
Subject:
Poverty
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040417
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.02x4.44x.40 in. .22 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Economics » Global Economics

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