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.
David Hulme is Professor in Development Studies and Director, Global Development Institute (formely Institute for Development Policy and Management) at the University of Manchester, UK.
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