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The Radical Center

Middle Americans and the Politics of Alienation

by Donald Warren

Drawing on extensive research and national survey data, sociologist Donald I. Warren here presents an in-depth analysis of the Middle American Radicals, who they are, what they believe, the major targets of their grievances, and the likelihood ...

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The Social and Political Potential of Cash Transfers

by Maxine Molyneux

<p>Cash Transfers, for all their notable successes, have been criticised for their limited ability to move poor households to provide sustainable routes out of poverty. This book draws on original qualitative research by leading scholars and ...

ISBN: 9781351857031

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The Space of Boredom

Homelessness in the Slowing Global Order

by Bruce O'Neill

<p>In <em>The Space of Boredom</em> Bruce O'Neill explores how people cast aside by globalism deal with an intractable symptom of downward mobility: an unshakeable and immense boredom. Focusing on Bucharest, Romania, where the 2008 financial ...

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The Unsheltered Woman

Women and Housing

by Randall Hinshaw

<p>Defining the &quot;unsheltered woman&quot; and her needs is a complicated task. Regardless of the roots of the condition, a significant number of women are not being housed as well as they could be. Women are not the only victims of an ...

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The User Unconscious

On Affect, Media, and Measure

by Patricia Ticineto Clough

<p><strong>Wide-ranging essays and experimental prose forcefully demonstrate how digital media and computational technologies have redefined what it is to be human</strong></p> <p>Over the past decade, digital media has expanded exponentially, ...

ISBN: 9781452957043

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The Value of Homelessness

Managing Surplus Life in the United States

by Craig Willse

<DIV><P>It is all too easy to assume that social service programs respond to homelessness, seeking to prevent and understand it. <I>The Value of Homelessness</I>, however, argues that homelessness today is an effect of social services and ...

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The Wages of Relief: Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

by Strikwerda, Eric

The Wages of Relief examines the Depression experiences of three municipal governments-Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg-and the individuals and families who relied on them for unemployment relief through the 1930s. ...

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The Welfare of Syrian Refugees

Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon

by Paolo Verme, Chiara Gigliarano, Christina Wieser & others

The Syrian refugee crisis, which began in 2011, is one of the most pressing disasters in the world today, with its effects reverberating around the globe. By the end of 2015, more than 7.6 million of the country’s people had been internally ...

ISBN: 9781464807732

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The World Bank Group A to Z 2016

by World Bank Group

The World Bank Group A to Z provides the most concise and essential information about the mission, policies, procedures, products, and services of the new World Bank Group. This second edition is a follow-up to the first volume released for the ...

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The World Bank Legal Review, Volume 7 Financing and Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Role of Law and Justice Systems

by Frank Fariello, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes & Kevin E. Davis

The newly adopted post-2015 development agenda is centered on 17 sustainable development goals to be reached by 2030. This volume of the World Bank Legal Review looks at how law and justice systems can support the financing and implementation of

ISBN: 9781464805462

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Those Who Work, Those Who Don't

Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America

by Jennifer Sherman

<DIV><P>When the rural poor prioritize issues such as the right to bear arms, and disapprove of welfare despite their economic concerns, they are often dismissed as uneducated and backward by academics and political analysts. In <i>Those Who ...

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Tightrope

Americans Reaching for Hope

by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

<p><strong>The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling <em>Half the Sky</em> now issue a plea--deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans--to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on ...

ISBN: 9780525655091

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To Fool the Rain

Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

by Steven Werlin & Dr. Paul Farmer

<p><em><strong>To Fool the Rain</strong></em> <strong>thoughtfully chronicles Steven Werlin’s journey with Fonkoze, but it is also the story of Fonkoze itself.</strong></p> <p>Presented in vivid detail are the lived experiences of Mirlene, ...

ISBN: 9780997363326

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Understanding Global Poverty

Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

by Serena Cosgrove & Benjamin Curtis

<p><em>Understanding Global Poverty</em> introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the ...

ISBN: 9781315316826

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Understanding Poverty

by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Benabou & Dilip Mookherjee

<p>Understanding poverty and what to do about it, is perhaps the central concern of all of economics. Yet the lay public almost never gets to hear what leading professional economists have to say about it. This volume brings together ...

ISBN: 9780199885459

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Undeserving

SNAP Reform and Conceptions of the Deserving Poor

by Matthew Gritter

<p>This book explores attempts to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. It argues that a growing focus on punitive policies attempts to characterize SNAP recipients as undeserving of ...

ISBN: 9781498566322

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Une couverture sanitaire universelle pour un développement durable inclusif

Une synthèse de 11 études de cas pays

by Akiko Maeda, Edson Araujo, Cheryl Cashin & others

La CSU a pour objectifs de s’assurer que tous peuvent avoir accès à  des services de santé de qualité, de préserver l’ensemble des individus contre les risques à  la santé publique et de protéger toutes les personnes contre l’appauvrissement ...

ISBN: 9781464805936

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Uneven Odds, Unequal Outcomes: Inequality of Opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa

by Krishnan, Nandini

Perceptions of eroding living standards and low life satisfaction are widespread in the Middle East and North Africa region today, along with pessimism about prospects for economic mobility. Conventional measures of economic well-being offer ...

ISBN: 9781464807879

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Wake Up

Portraits of Homeless New York

by Alan Emmins

<p>When Alan Emmins met a homeless French girl dancing on a makeshift dance floor in the Freedom Tunnel, she challenged him to try homelessness himself to better understand what he was writing about. He took up the challenge.<br ...

ISBN: 9788799506255

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Wavers & Beggars

New Insight and Hope to End Poverty and Global Challenges

by Warren Bruhl & Todd Love Ball Jr.

<p>Wavers &amp; Beggars is a call to examine our role in helping our neighbor next door and 10,000 miles away. Each of us has an inner waver and a beggar inside ourselves. Recognizing our similarities to even the poorest beggar is the beginning ...

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