The Shame of It
Global Perspectives on Anti-poverty Policies
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
New urban poverty and new welfare provision: China’s Dibao system - Ming Yan
Thick poverty, thicker society and thin state: Policy spaces for human dignity in India - Sony Pellissery & Leemamol Mathew
Self-sufficiency, social assistance and the shaming of poverty in South Korea - Yongmie Nicola Jo & Robert Walker
‘Not good enough’: Social assistance and shaming in Norway - Erika K. Gubrium & Ivar Lødemel
Pakistan: A journey of poverty-induced shame - Sohail Choudhry
Separating the sheep from the goats: Tackling poverty in Britain for over four centuries - Robert Walker & Elaine Chase
‘Food That Cannot Be Eaten’: The shame of Uganda’s anti-poverty policies - Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo & Amon Mwiine
Shame and shaming in policy processes - Sony Pellissery, Ivar Lødemel & Erika K. Gubrium
Towards global principles for dignity-based anti-poverty policies - Erika K. Gubrium & Ivar Lødemel
"By examining anti-poverty policies and programmes from the perspective of poor people themselves, this book makes a novel and important contribution which will undoubtedly influence policy makers for years to come. Its study of the psychological dimensions of poverty in different countries also contributes to an emerging one-world perspective that will inform social policy scholarship everywhere. It deserves to be widely read."
"This is a truly global study of a global problem, written by a team from across the globe and based on original fieldwork. The focus on shame and shaming in policy processes breaks new ground."