Global Poverty

Global Poverty : Global Governance and Poor People in the Post-2015 Era

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Around 1.4 billion people presently live in extreme poverty, and yet despite this vast scale, the issue of global poverty had a relatively low international profile until the end of the 20th century. In this important new work, Hulme charts the rise of global poverty as a priority global issue, and its subsequent marginalisation as old themes edged it aside (trade policy and peace-making in regions of geo-political importance) and new issues were added (terrorism, global climate change and access to natural resources).
Key updates for the new edition: * evaluation of the post-2015 Development Agenda and the Rio+20 * exploration of how Colombia and Brazil are pushing a sustainability agenda as a Southern perspective to challenge the aid focus of OECD post-MDGs interests * examination and discussion of the gradual shift of power and influence to the BRICs and emerging regional powers (Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa) but the lack of change in global institutions * exploration of Russia's lack of participation in the development agenda The first book to tackle the issue of global poverty through the lens of global institutions; this fully updated volume provides an important resource for all students and scholars of international relations, development studies and international political economy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 342 pages
  • 137.92 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 521g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 11 black & white tables, 11 black & white line drawings
  • 1138826812
  • 9781138826816
  • 2,325,957

About David Hulme

David Hulme is Professor in Development Studies and Director, Global Development Institute (formely Institute for Development Policy and Management) at the University of Manchester, UK.
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Table of contents

Introduction, Chapter 1: The history and geography of global poverty, Chapter 2: Understanding and explaining global poverty, Chapter 3: The institutional landscape for attacking global poverty, Chapter 4: "Doing global" poverty eradication: transformation or gradual process?, Chapter 5: Strategic choices for the post-2015 development agenda, Chapter 6: The future of global poverty: emerging issues in an uncertain world, Chapter 7: Understanding the global governance of poverty: why don't we care?, Chapter 8: Moving forward on global poverty: can we care?, Annotated Bibliography, Appendix of the Millennium Development Goals
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