Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781783606184 Published February 2016 For sale in North and South America only
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Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals

A Critical Look Forward

Edited by Alberto Cimadamore, Gabriele Koehler, and Thomas Pogge

Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals

Edited by Alberto Cimadamore, Gabriele Koehler, and Thomas Pogge

Distributed for Zed Books

280 pages | 5 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781783606184 Published February 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783606191 Published February 2016 For sale in North and South America only
The Millennium Development Goals have recently passed their review deadline and the international community is consequently beginning to debate the future of the United Nations development policy. As a result, a new academic critique of the subject is essential. Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals fulfills that role, bringing together leading economists to provide a timely evaluation of the UN’s prevailing development agenda.
 
Examining current development efforts, goals, and policies, these essays expose how structural flaws and misleading measurements of economic development and physical hunger over the last decade have led officials to routinely underestimate the scale of world poverty. Arguing that any future UN development agenda will be futile unless these fundamental flaws are addressed, this book outlines an alternative approach to development, in which policy is informed by new insights from the global south and by poverty analysis built on realistic, grassroots data. Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals will prove to be a vital handbook for students, researchers, and policy makers in creating more equitable agendas for social, economic, political, and ecological justice.
Contents
Preface
Introduction: The MDGs: A Critical Assessment and Sketching Alternatives. Alberto Cimadamore, Gabriele Koehler and Thomas Pogge

Part I: Poverty Analysis: Trends, Methods, Goals
1. The MDGs and Poverty Reduction.
Jomo Kwame Sundaram

2. Going beyond the Eradication of Extreme Poverty in Brazil: the Case for Sustainable Development Goals.
Romulo Paes-Sousa and Paulo de Martino Jannuzzi

3. The Quest for Sustainable Development: The Power and Perils of Global Development Goals.
Maria Ivanova and Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy

4. Poverty, Inequality, and the Distribution of Wealth.
Deborah S. Rogers and Bálint Balázs

Part II: Policies and Politics
5. Obstacles to Development in the International Financial and Trade Architecture
Manuel F. Montes

6. Disconnection of the MDGs from the Forces Determining Global Poverty Trends: Basic Citizen Income as an Alternative.
Julio Boltvinik

7. From the Global Politics of Poverty Alleviation to the Global Politics of Social Solidarity: the Required Post-MDG Agenda.
Bob Deacon

8. Revisiting "Development": the Case for a Democratic Developmental Welfare State.
Gabriele Koehler
Review Quotes
Alberto Martinelli, University of Milan
“A thorough analytical assessment of the impact of the Millennium Development Goals in substantially reducing poverty around the world. It should be read by scholars, policy makers and civil society.”
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, the New School
“A rich collection of contributions from multiple disciplines and perspectives, this book offers diverse views on whether the MDGs made a meaningful change. It is a welcome antidote to the triumphalism of those who proclaim the MDG’s success.”
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