The studies of poverty, progress and development in this volume, first published in 1991, by a distinguished international roster of authors and researchers, aim to increase knowledge of the social mechanisms of pauperization, marginalization, and the exclusion of certain categories of society; to bring to light the potential and creative role of socio-cultural, intellectual, ethical, moral and spiritual values in progress and the development process; and to examine the links and contradictions between development and progress in order to propose ways of reducing social inequalities.
Part I: Poverty, Progress, Pauperization and Marginalization: Concepts and Propositions 1. Progress and Poverty – Concepts and Dialects in Different Cultures 2. Progress and Poverty Considered in Relation to Cultural and Spiritual Values 3. Development or Pauperization? 4. Structural and Technological Factors and Poverty Part II: Experiences of Development Strategies in Different Socio-Political, Economic and Cultural Contexts 5. National Struggles Against Large-Scale Poverty 6. Social Impact of Non-Integrated, Unequal Development