Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 March 2012

432 Pages | 40 Figures and 43 Tables


ISBN: 9780199692125

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Chapter 1

The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Paul Mosley
With Blessing Chiripanhura, Jean Grugel, and Ben Thirkell-White

  • Documents the political processes that influence long-term poverty reduction
  • Brings together the separate literatures on poverty, conflict, and development strategy
  • Includes case studies of nine countries: 4 in Africa, 2 each in Asia and Latin America, and 1 in Russia
  • Takes a particular interest in the historical roots of poverty and long-period historical processes determining the time-pattern of poverty
  • Draws parallels between processes of poverty reduction in developing and industrial countries

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