Poverty reduction: what role for the state in today's globalized economy?

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NAEP, 2001 - Political Science - 372 pages
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Poverty and social exclusion have moved up the international policy agenda, in step with the increasingly obvious failure of development to reduce mass poverty and the rowing gulf of inequality which latter-day capitalism has created. Looking at the issues involved, and specific investigations in particular countries--mainly in Southern and Central Africa--the contributors to Poverty Reduction explore difficult questions about how much can be expected from the state to reduce poverty. They acknowledge that the "trickle down" and "natural" processes do not provide a remedy. They provide a rich stream of up-to-date information on the incidence and forms of poverty in Southern and Central Africa, and the great variety of government strategies and programs that attempt to tackle the issue.

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About the author (2001)

Wilson is Director of the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.

Nazneen Kanji is Director of a Quality of Life assessment program with the Aga Khan Development Network.

Einar Braathen was previously Research Fellow at the Research Council of Norway University of Bergen. He works for the Comparative Research Programmee on Poverty (CROP) and the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR).
Morten Boas is Research Fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment--University of Olso.
Gjermund Saether is a political scientist and former University Lecturer at the Eurofaculty--University of Tartu. He joined the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomatic trainee and is currently posted in Vienna.