Global Poverty -How Global Governance is Failing the Poor
Author: David Hulme
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203844769
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-84476-2
No of pages : 289
eBook Price : $29.95
Originally Published : Dec 6, 2012
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
- discusses the emerging issues that are re-shaping thinking, and the future prospects for global poverty eradication
The first book to tackle the issue of global poverty through the lens of global institutions; this volume provides an important resource for all students and scholars of international relations, development studies and international political economy.