Global Poverty Global governance and poor people in the Post-2015 Era
Around 1.4 billion people presently live in extreme poverty, and yet despite this vast scale, the issue of global poverty had a relatively low international profile until the end of the 20th century. In this important new work, Hulme charts the rise of global poverty as a priority global issue, and its subsequent marginalisation as old themes edged it aside (trade policy and peace-making in regions of geo-political importance) and new issues were added (terrorism, global climate change and access to natural resources).
Key updates for the new edition:
- evaluation of the post-2015 Development Agenda and the Rio+20
- exploration of how Colombia and Brazil are pushing a sustainability agenda as a Southern perspective to challenge the aid focus of OECD post-MDGs interests
- examination and discussion of the gradual shift of power and influence to the BRICs and emerging regional powers (Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa) but the lack of change in global institutions
- exploration of Russia’s lack of participation in the development agenda
The first book to tackle the issue of global poverty through the lens of global institutions; this fully updated volume provides an important resource for all students and scholars of international relations, development studies and international political economy.
Introduction, Chapter 1: The history and geography of global poverty, Chapter 2: Understanding and explaining global poverty, Chapter 3: The institutional landscape for attacking global poverty, Chapter 4: "Doing global" poverty eradication: transformation or gradual process?, Chapter 5: Strategic choices for the post-2015 development agenda, Chapter 6: The future of global poverty: emerging issues in an uncertain world, Chapter 7: Understanding the global governance of poverty: why don’t we care?, Chapter 8: Moving forward on global poverty: can we care?, Annotated Bibliography, Appendix of the Millennium Development Goals
Praise for the previous edition:
"Global povertyis. . .recommended for anyone seeking to gain quickly a better understanding of global povertyâ€”or for any teacher looking for an excellent text on the subject. It is a direct, no-nonsense, multi-disciplinary examination of the nature of poverty, with its subtitular focus on the gross failures of global governance to address the problem." - Joel Campbell, International Affairs, Vol. 87, 6, November 2011
"The book reads like a crime novel and, like any good crime writer, Hulme does not paint the protagonist(s) as â€˜evilâ€™ but with nuances that are never oversimplistic."- Jaqui Goldin, â€˜Book Reviewsâ€™, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development, 13:1, 153-163 (2012)
"[Global Poverty] has certainly helped identify the entanglements and intricacies of a global poverty landscape through a careful dissection of its institutional intrigues." - Jaqui Goldin, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 13, 1, February 2012