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Poverty and Development (3rd edn)  

Edited by:
Tim Alleninaugural Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, London School of Economics and Political ScienceClose
Alan ThomasFormer Chair of International Development, Swansea UniversityClose
Published in Print:12 October 2021 Published Online:August 2021
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Poverty & Development in the 21st Century provides an updated, interdisciplinary overview of one of the world's most complex and pressing social problems. The book analyses and assesses key questions faced by practitioners and policy makers, ranging from what potential solutions to world poverty are open to us to what form development should take and whether it is compatible with environmental sustainability. This third edition considers the complex causes of global poverty and inequality, introducing major development issues that include hunger, disease, the threat of authoritarian populism, the refugee crisis, and environmental degradation. Three new chapters illustrate the impact of climate, refugee and health crises on development by drawing on accounts of lived experience to explore the real-world implications of theory.

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