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The Poverty of Nations By Paul Spicker (Centre for Public Policy Robert Gordon University)

The Poverty of Nations by Paul Spicker (Centre for Public Policy Robert Gordon University)

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This book examines poverty in the context of the economy, society and the political community, considering how states can respond to issues of inequality, exclusion and powerlessness. Drawing on examples in both rich and poor countries, this is an accessible contribution to the debate about the nature of poverty and responses to it.

The Poverty of Nations Summary

The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective by Paul Spicker (Centre for Public Policy Robert Gordon University)

In this persuasive study, social welfare and policy expert Paul Spicker makes a case for a relational view of poverty. Poverty is much more than a lack of resources. It involves a complex set of social relationships, such as economic disadvantage, insecurity or a lack of rights. These relational elements tell us what poverty is - what it consists of, what poor people are experiencing, and what problems need to be addressed. This book examines poverty in the context of the economy, society and the political community, considering how states can respond to issues of inequality, exclusion and powerlessness. Drawing on examples of social policy in both rich and poor countries, this is an accessible contribution to the debate about the nature of poverty and responses to it.

About Paul Spicker (Centre for Public Policy Robert Gordon University)

Paul Spicker is Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at Robert Gordon University. He has been a consultant on social welfare for a range of agencies; his research includes studies of poverty, need and service delivery.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Representations of poverty Part I ~ Poverty: economic and social relationships Poverty Poverty and the economy Economic development Inequality Exclusion Poverty and rights Poverty and social policy Part II ~ Rich and poor countries Poverty in national perspective Poverty and the state Poverty in rich countries Poor countries Rich and poor countries Responses to poverty Conclusion: Poverty and social science

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NGR9781447343332
9781447343332
1447343336
The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective by Paul Spicker (Centre for Public Policy Robert Gordon University)
New
Paperback
Bristol University Press
2020-03-11
218
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