- Title Pages
- Notes on contributors
- Introduction The human condition is structurally unequal
- ONE Poverty, social exclusion and social polarisation: the need to construct an international welfare state
- TWO Is rising income inequality inevitable? A critique of the ‘Transatlantic Consensus’
- THREE The international measurement of poverty and anti-poverty policies
- FOUR Social policy in the US: workfare and the American low-wage labour market
- FIVE A European definition of poverty: the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the member states of the European Union
- SIX Welfare state solidarity and support: the Czech Republic compared with the Netherlands
- SEVEN Targeting welfare: on the functions and dysfunctions of means testing in social policy
- EIGHT Structural adjustment and mass poverty in Ghana
- NINE Social funds in sub-Saharan Africa: how effective for poverty reduction?
- TEN Urban water supply, sanitation and social policy: lessons from Johannesburg, South Africa
- ELEVEN Round pegs and square holes: mismatches between poverty and housing policy in urban India
- TWELVE Urban poverty in China: incidence and policy responses<sup>1</sup>
- THIRTEEN ‘A new branch can be strengthened by an old branch’<sup>1</sup>: livelihoods and challenges to inter-generational solidarity in South Africa
- FOURTEEN Human rights, transnational corporations and the World Bank
- FIFTEEN Are we really reducing global poverty?
- SIXTEEN 1% of €10,000 billion<sup>1</sup>
- SEVENTEEN Conclusion: constructing an anti-privacy strategy
- APPENDIX A Manifesto: international action to defeat poverty
- APPENDIX B Index of material and social deprivation: national (UK) and cross-national
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