Poverty

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Harry Shutt • Oct 17 2017 • Features

A valuable exposition of the case for universal basic income which nevertheless fails to recognise the revolutionary implications which its implementation would entail.

Fighting Poverty Through Targeted Measures

Terence Chong and Cong Qin • May 23 2017 • Articles

To achieve its goal of poverty alleviation, China’s government should first ensure that individual poverty alleviation programs are not captured by elites.

Inequality, Poverty and a ‘Human Economy’

Richard Dodgson • Mar 17 2017 • Articles

What might it mean to move to a human economy?

Global Poverty and Wealth

James Arvanitakis and David J. Hornsby • Jan 15 2017 • Articles

One of the major conundrums of our world is that poverty still exists amidst extreme wealth. Economic processes have lifted many out of poverty but have failed to mitigate income and wealth inequality.

Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy

Jon D. Wisman • Jan 4 2017 • Articles

“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both” (Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1916-1939). “Democracy is first and foremost about equality: equality of power and equality of sharing in the benefits […]

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

Elsa Nightingale • Dec 20 2015 • Essays

There is evidence to support the claim that democracy can reduce corruption. Once democracy is consolidated, there is reason to believe that corruption can be reduced.

Protection from Protectors: Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Olivera Simić • Oct 9 2015 • Articles

The UN has to live up to its commitment to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers and act upon unknown outcomes and severely deficient victim assistance.

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

Milford Bateman • Oct 20 2014 • Articles

The microcredit model has tragically failed. Governments now need to establish community-based financial institutions that can promote sustainable pro-poor development.

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

David Lewis • Mar 3 2014 • Features

Makuwira brings new ideas to the discussion of the role of NGOs in development, allowing for a more critical analysis of the relationships between global and local NGOs.

In the Footsteps of John XXIII: Pope Francis and the Embodiment of Vatican II

John Borelli • May 16 2013 • Articles

Pope Francis resembles Pope John XXIII more than any other pope of the past 50 years, and signs are positive he will be a shining example for interreligious dialogue and social justice.


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