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The Politics of Poverty Reduction

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


The aim is to understand the political processes which determine why poverty has been on a falling trend in some countries and not in others. The focus is on the developing world and on the period since 1980, although some country case studies cover a longer historical period going back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The analysis is based partly on comparisons across all developing countries and partly on case studies of nine of them. Often, it is found, pro-poor policies have been brought in not with progressive intentions, but out of fear that the state will fall apart unless pro ... More

Keywords: poverty, conflict, public expenditure, institutions, aid donors, trust, fairness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199692125
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Mosley, author
Professor of Economics, University of Sheffield

Blessing Chiripanhura, author

Jean Grugel, author