Poverty & unemployment

    Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

    By Philip N. Jefferson

    Paperback £7.25

    This Very Short Introduction considers who the poor are, where they live, what their lives are like, and what obstacles or barriers they face. Looking at the complex issues that cause the prevalence, depth, and severity of poverty to vary across countries and over time, it considers possible future solutions.

    World of Three Zeroes

    By Muhammad Yunus

    Paperback £11.45

    The capitalist system, in its current form, is broken. Here, a Nobel Peace Prize-winner outlines his radical economic vision for fixing it. Eight individuals now own more wealth than 50 per cent of the global population, and high unemployment in many countries means that people's skills, knowledge, and creativity are...

    Understanding Global Poverty

    By Benjamin Curtis

    Paperback Save £2.52 = £30.47

    Understanding Global Poverty 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 capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the...

    In Their Place

    By Stephen Crossley

    Paperback Save £1.34 = £17.65

    A radical geography of the representation of impoverished communities in Britain

    Saving Africa

    By Timoleon Amessa

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    Saving Africa investigates the root causes of underdevelopment in the third world, particularly in post-colonial Africa.

    For whose benefit?: The everyday realities of welfare reform

    By Ruth Patrick

    Paperback £23.70

    'For whose benefit?' explores how those at the sharp end of welfare reform experience changes to the benefit system. It looks at how the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are experienced on the ground, and whether the welfare state still offers meaningful protection and security to those who rely upon...

    Evicted

    By Matthew Desmond

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    *WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION* 'Beautifully written, thought-provoking, and unforgettable ... If you want a good understanding of how the issues that cause poverty are intertwined, you should read this book' Bill Gates, Best Books of 2017 Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is...

    Planet of Slums

    By Mike Davis

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    New edition of the classic, bestselling 100,000+ copies worldwide survey of slums by the world's leading urbanist

    Letters of the Catholic Poor

    By Lindsey Earner-Byrne

    Hardback Save £9.16 = £65.84

    An innovative history of poverty in Independent Ireland, essential to those interested in Irish social history. By examining a rich cache of letters written to the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, this book explores the role of individual agency, gender, religion and priests in Roman Catholic charity in Ireland between 1920...

    The Problem of the Poor in Tudor and Early Stuart England

    By A L Beier

    Hardback £87.51

    This pamphlet examines recent research into the poor laws of Tudor and Stuart England. Dr Beier asks the question 'who were the poor?' and in answering it places the 'problem of the poor' in its historical context, examining it in relation to medieval provisions for dealing with poverty. He shows...

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