Negotiating Poverty

Negotiating Poverty : New Directions, Renewed Debate

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Over one and a half billion people live on the equivalent of less than one US dollar a day. As the gap between rich and poor continues to grow, more people than ever before live below the poverty line and their numbers will increase. The debate over how to tackle global poverty is fierce. On the one hand there are politicians and international organisations such as the World Bank and IMF, who assume that poverty is best alleviated by incorporating the poor into the globalised market. On the other hand there are the development experts, activists and academics, who argue that the global market itself is the cause of continued poverty and suffering. Negotiating Poverty tells their side of the story. With contributions from leading academics, activists and politicians, it argues that before any effective strategy can be put into action, the poor themselves must be included in the debate.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 137.7 x 216.9 x 15.7mm | 367.42g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0745318223
  • 9780745318226
  • 2,169,720

About Neil Middleton

Neil Middleton has written widely on development and aid and is a consultant with ETC-UK. He is the co-author, with Phil O'Keefe, of Tears of the Crocodile: From Rio to Reality in the Developing World, Redefining Sustainable Development, Disaster and Development: the Politics of Humanitarian Aid and Negotiating Poverty, published by Pluto Press. Phil O'Keefe teaches Economic Development and Environmental Management at the University of Northumbria. He is also the Director of ETC-UK. Rob Visser is Deputy Director of the Department of Social Policy of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Netherlands. He also lectures on Environment & Security in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utrecht.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction by Neil Middleton, Phil O'Keefe, Rob Visser 2. The Agenda by Ton Dietz 3. Thinking in the Active Voice by Brian Murphy 4. Poverty Concepts, Policies, Partnerships and Practice: a plea for simplicity by Michael Lipton 5. Pro-Poor Growth by Martin Greeley 6. Common Diagnostic Framework for Poverty Reduction by J. Dirck Stryker 7. Private Adjustments: Household Responses to the Erosion of Work by Mercedes Gonzalez de la Rocha, Alejandro J. Grinspun 8. Comments on Human Security and the Poverty Reduction Guidelines by J. `Kayode Fayemi 9. Environmental Security, Livelihoods and Entitlements by John Kirkby, Moyo 10. Can Poverty Be Made a Crime Against Humanity? by Frank Barnaby 11. Other Voices by Neil Middleton, Phil O'Keefe 12. Reasonable Discussion by Neil Middleton, Phil O'Keefe, Rob Visser 13. Conclusions by Phil O'Keefe, Rob Vissershow more

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