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Global Poverty: How Global Governance is Failing the Poor

By: David Hulme

288 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Aug 2010 | #187534 | ISBN-13: 9780415490788
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Hardback | Aug 2010 | #187533 | ISBN-13: 9780415490771
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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).

Providing a concise and detailed overview of both the history and the current debates that surround this key issue, the book: outlines how the notion of global poverty eradication has evolved; evaluates the institutional landscape and its ability to attack global poverty; analyses the conceptual and technical frameworks that lie behind the contemporary understanding of global poverty (including human development, dollar a day poverty and results-based management); explores the roles that major institutions have played in promoting and/or obstructing the advancement of actions to reduce poverty; and discusses the emerging issues that are re-shaping thinking, and the future prospects for global poverty eradication.


1. Introduction 2. Understanding and Explaining Global Poverty 3. Global Governance and Global Poverty 4. The Nuts and Bolts of Global Poverty Reduction 5. The Major Debates about Global Poverty Reduction 6. Emerging Issues for Global Poverty Reduction 7. Conclusions

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David Hulme is Professor in Development Studies and Director, Chronic Poverty Research Centre at the University of Manchester, UK.

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