Subject Area: Poverty

African Childhood Poor Social and Economic Environments
 Njoku, John E. Eberegbulam
1993 0-7734-9271-2 164 pages
A study on the state of perpetual poverty in which African children live, caused by the unstable and corrupt governments.

Price: $159.95


Children of Our Time Words and Lives of Fourth World Children
 ATD/Fourth World
1981 0-88946-911-3 127 pages
Presents comments from poor children concerning their lives, their problems, their families, and their view of the world. The editors offer their own interpretation of the children's words.

Price: $139.95


Ethical Issues in Third World Development: A Philosophy of Social Change
 Osei, Joseph
2011 0-7734-1377-4 456 pages
This book constitutes a pioneering project aimed at constructing a conceptual framework for integrating the normative, conceptual, theoretical, and applied aspects of development within mainstream philosophy. The goal is not just to provide a morally sound code of ethics for the guidance of professionals, but to provide ethical justification for social and economic development in Third World countries.



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How the Modern System of Imprisonment and Punishment was Created: A History of the First Penitentiary: 1553-1865
 Hinkle, William G.
2022 1-4955-1003-4 572 pages
Authors' Description: "The social and economic conditions of the Tudor age...led to reform of the existing system of justice, such as it was, in 16th century England. This was achieved through the institution of 'a proper system of Poor Relief,' based upon compulsory rates and differentiation between the various classes of the indigent. ...Working Houses or Houses of Correction were set up. The first of these Houses appeared in the former Royal Palace of Bridewell, given by King Edward VI to the City of London in 1553. From that came the popular name "Bridewell" for these institutions, a name that lingered for hundreds of years. ...Bridewell's history as a workhouse for petty offenders has monopolized the attention of historians so that the truly pioneering work of the Royal Hospital has been overshadowed. This book attempts to correct that omission."

Price: $319.95


How the Modern System of Imprisonment and Punishment was Created: A History of the First Penitentiary: 1553-1865
 Garvey, Susan Schafer
2022 1-4955-1003-4 572 pages
Authors' Description: "The social and economic conditions of the Tudor age...led to reform of the existing system of justice, such as it was, in 16th century England. This was achieved through the institution of 'a proper system of Poor Relief,' based upon compulsory rates and differentiation between the various classes of the indigent. ...Working Houses or Houses of Correction were set up. The first of these Houses appeared in the former Royal Palace of Bridewell, given by King Edward VI to the City of London in 1553. From that came the popular name "Bridewell" for these institutions, a name that lingered for hundreds of years. ...Bridewell's history as a workhouse for petty offenders has monopolized the attention of historians so that the truly pioneering work of the Royal Hospital has been overshadowed. This book attempts to correct that omission."

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Poverty and the Human Condition. A Philosophical Inquiry
 Jones, John D.
1990 0-88946-273-9 396 pages
The first full-scale philosophical investigation into the meaning of poverty. A conceptual and phenomenological analysis of poverty, undertaken (1) to pose poverty as a philosophical problem in the context of a philosophy of human existence, and (2) to analyze the conceptual framework in which poverty is interpreted in other disciplines.

Price: $239.95


Poverty, AIDS & Street Children in East Africa
 Lugalla, Joe L. P.
2002 0-7734-7106-5 360 pages


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Sociological Study of Street Children in Ghana: Victims of Kinship Breakdown and Rural-Urban Migration
 Amantana, Vivian
2012 0-7734-1606-4 208 pages
This work examines the plight of street children in Ghana and the insufficiencies of government programs designed to assist them.

Price: $179.95


The Poor and Marginalized in Early Medieval Europe: Gregory the Great's Use of Defenders, Notaries, and Meritorious Almsgiving
 Brazinski, Paul A.
2021 1-4955-0871-4 250 pages
"This work [offers] a comprehensive investigation into how Gregory the Great cared for the poor and the marginalized. Methodologically, this study constitute[s] the first investigation of his use of lesser orders, defensores ecclesiarum (defenders) and notarii (notaries). This book fill[s] a lacuna in explicating the roles and demographic characteristics of these lesser orders. It...also illustrate[s] his use of meritorious almsgiving and gifts to maintain the services of his significant donors."
From the Author's "Introduction"



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THE TRANSPORTATION OF CONVICTS, INDENTURED SERVANTS, ORPHANS, AND DISSIDENTS TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES: THE OTHER SLAVE TRADE
 Jordan, Thomas E.
2022 1-4955-0986-3 120 pages
Dr. Thomas E. Jordan identifies a range of practices and policies by which prisoners, indentured servants, and others were relocated to the American colonies. He discusses what some of the motivations for such practices were as well as aspects of the cultural context supporting them. "Transporting prisoners to the colonies provided domestic relief for local authorities while, nominally, increasing the population base for the colonies."... "In the era, the noun transport meant a convict, and also a ship."

Price: $119.95


Village Elections in China
 Tan, Qingshan
2006 0-7734-5537-X 376 pages
This study considers the institutional evolution and progress of village elections in China. China’s dramatic economic growth in less than 30 years is the result of economic reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s, and thus has lifted more than 200 million people out of poverty. This change began with the “household responsibility system” permitting peasants to farm their own land, which eventually led to the abolishment of the commune system. In an effort to establish viable rural governance after de-communization, villagers took the initiative in establishing village self-government and electing their own leaders to manage village affairs. This book studies the creation and evolution of democratic institution of village election. It examines the causes of village election, the making of state and provincial election legislation, state implementation and improvement of village election rules and procedures, and the role of domestic and foreign players in influencing electoral institutionalization of village self-governance, and it assesses the impact of village election on Chinese political development. It argues for the institutional buildup of democratic infrastructures to ensure what could eventually be the beginning of a more extensive move towards democracy.

Price: $239.95