£17.99 | $31.95
8 January 2007
216mm x 135mm
Poverty: An International Glossary
Edited by Paul Spicker, Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón and David Gordon
This second edition of this highly-successful glossary provides an exhaustive and authoritative guide to over 200 technical terms used in contemporary scholarly research on poverty. It seeks to make researchers, students and policy makers aware of the multi-dimensional and complex nature of this social condition. This revised edition includes a range of new entries to keep pace with an expanding field of discourse, an extended set of references, and further perspectives from developing countries. A particular effort has been made to incorporate non-Western approaches and concepts.
'An indispensable guide ... Spicker's final chapter is a masterly review of the subject.' - David Donnison, Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow
'Surprisingly compact, this succinct lexicon explains over 200 technical terms that the student or practitioner of international development should aim to be able to quote verbatim. Overall, the Glossary contains concise and enlightening explanations, like 'Fourth World', referring to chronically deprived communities in developed countries, and definitions of poverty in Islam and the Arab world. This second edition also invites Latin American scholars to the editorial board, both to highlight the variance in poverty definitions around the world, and to challenge, as the foreword acknowledges, the first edition's exclusively Western paradigm...the Glossary illustrates the scope of poverty analysis and, with its thorough referencing, both directs and impels the reader to further study.' New Agriculturalist
Table of Contents
Introducing the glossary - Else Øyen
Poverty: An International Glossary
Definitions of poverty: twelve clusters of meaning - Paul Spicker
About the Authors:
Paul Spicker holds the Grampian Chair of Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and is Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Management.
Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón is Associate Professor of Urban Anthropology in the Faculty of Humanities, National University of Salta, Argentina.
David Gordon is Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol.
Long Author Blurbs
Paul Spicker is Grampian Chair of Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Management. He has worked as a consultant for a range of agencies in social welfare provision. His research includes studies of poverty, need, disadvantage, and service delivery and he has published twelve books and over sixty academic papers in this field. His most recent title is Policy Analysis for Practice (Policy Press 2006).
Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón is Associate Professor of Urban Anthropology in the Faculty of Humanities, National University of Salta, Argentina. She specializes in social policies, segregation, exclusion, and poverty and history of social policies in Argentina, and has published several articles on these issues.
David Gordon is Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, at the University of Bristol. He has researched and published in the fields of the scientific measurement of poverty, crime and poverty, childhood disability, area-based anti-poverty measures, the causal effects of poverty on ill health, housing policy and rural poverty. He has published extensively in the field, and his latest title is Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain: The Millennium Survey (Policy Press 2006).
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