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World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Peter Townsend and David Gordon


This book offers insights into how to tackle poverty worldwide. With contributions from scholars in the field, both internationally and in the UK, it asks whether existing international and national policies are likely to succeed in reducing poverty across the world. The book concludes that they are not, and that a radically different international strategy is needed. The book is a companion volume to Breadline Europe: The measurement of poverty (The Policy Press, 2001). The focus of World poverty is on anti-poverty policies rather than the scale, causes, and measurement of poverty. A wide ran ... More

Keywords: international policies, anti-poverty policies, China, India, industrialised world, developing world, United Nations, World Bank, de-regulation, privatisation

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9781861343956
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Townsend, editor

David Gordon, editor

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Part I International anti-poverty policy: the problems of the Washington Consensus

Part II Anti-poverty policies in rich countries

SIX Welfare state solidarity and support: the Czech Republic compared with the Netherlands

Tomáš Sirovátka, Wim van Oorschot, and Ladislav Rabušic

Part III Anti-poverty policies in poor countries

Part IV: Future anti-poverty policies: national and international