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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:
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.
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David Hulme is Professor in Development Studies and Director, Chronic Poverty Research Centre at the University of Manchester, UK.
"Global poverty is. . .recommended for anyone seeking to gain quickly a better understanding of global poverty―or for any teacher looking for an excellent text on the subject. It is a direct, no-nonsense, multi-disciplinary examination of the nature of poverty, with its subtitular focus on the gross failures of global governance to address the problem." - Joel Campbell, International Affairs, Vol. 87, 6, November 2011
"The book reads like a crime novel and, like any good crime writer, Hulme does not paint the protagonist(s) as ‘evil’ but with nuances that are never oversimplistic." - Jaqui Goldin, ‘Book Reviews’, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development, 13:1, 153-163 (2012)
"[Global Poverty] has certainly helped identify the entanglements and intricacies of a global poverty landscape through a careful dissection of its institutional intrigues." - Jaqui Goldin, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 13, 1, February 2012
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