Poverty: no meeting of minds

Rigg, Jonathan, and Sims, Kearrin (2022) Poverty: no meeting of minds. In: Sims, Kearrin, Banks, Nicola, Engel, Susan, Hodge, Paul, Makuwira, Jonathan, Nakamura, Naohiro, Rigg, Jonathan, Salamanca, Albert, and Yeophantong, Pichamon, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Global Development. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

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This chapter examines key debates that have confounded the analysis of poverty from the very beginning: matters of definition, measurement, methodology, process, history – and of ideology. It examines some of the key fault lines in development as a process of transformation and development studies as a field of scholarship. We do not take any position on these debates, rather we draw attention to the reasons why, and the grounds on which, these differences of opinion emerge. Hundreds of millions of people in rich countries as well as poor live frugal, meagre lives, often without dignity, and with their rights frequently undermined. Understanding who these people are, and in all their complexity, remains a central task for development practitioners, policy makers and scholars that this chapter seeks to contribute to.

Item ID: 69860
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-00-301765-3
Keywords: poverty, inequality
Copyright Information: © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Kearrin Sims, Nicola Banks, Susan Engel, Paul Hodge, Jonathan Makuwira, Naohiro Nakamura, Jonathan Rigg, Albert Salamanca and Pichamon Yeophantong; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2022 02:49
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440405 Poverty, inclusivity and wellbeing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230302 International aid and development @ 100%
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