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The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective

Paul Spicker


Conventionally, poverty is often represented as a lack of resources, but it is much more than that. A considerable amount of work has been done in recent years to establish a view of poverty as a complex, multi-dimensional set of experiences. The poverty of nations goes further still. The nature of poverty is constituted by social relationships - relationships such as low status, social exclusion, insecurity and lack of rights. The relational elements of poverty tell us what poverty really means – what poverty consists of, what poor people are experiencing, and what kind of problems there are ... More

Keywords: Poverty, Development, Exclusion, Inequality, Rights, Social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447343325
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447343325.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Spicker, author
Robert Gordon University