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Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

NEW BOOK by Andrew Fischer, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and Zed Books

December 2018


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An incisive critique of how the field of international poverty studies, cultivated by global development agendas, has served to legitimate an increasingly punitive and conservative neoliberal world order.

Winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and Zed Books

Poverty has become the central focus of global development efforts, with a vast body of research and funding dedicated to its alleviation. And yet, the field of poverty studies remains deeply ideological and has been used to justify wealth and power within the prevailing world order. Andrew Martin Fischer clarifies this deeply political character, from conceptions and measures of poverty through to their application as policies.

Poverty as Ideology shows how our dominant approaches to poverty studies have, in fact, served to reinforce the prevailing neoliberal ideology while neglecting the wider interests of social justice that are fundamental to creating more equitable societies. Instead, our development policies have created a 'poverty industry' that obscures the dynamic reproductions of poverty within contemporary capitalist development and promotes segregation in the name of science and charity. Fischer argues that an effective and lasting solution to global poverty requires us to reorient our efforts away from current fixations on productivity and towards more equitable distributions of wealth and resources.

This provocative work offers a radical new approach to understanding poverty based on a comprehensive and accessible critique of key concepts and research methods. It upends much of the received wisdom to provide an invaluable resource for students, teachers and researchers across the social sciences.



CHAPTER OVERVIEW


 
1. INTRODUCTION: Poverty, Ideology and Development


  2. Unpeeling the Politics of Poverty Measures


  3. Money-metric Measures of Poverty


  4. Multidimensional Measures of Poverty


  5. The Social Exclusion Approach


  6. Locating Modern Poverty within the Creation and Division of Wealth:  Towards a Structuralist and Institutionalist Political Economy Approach in Poverty Studies


  7. Social Policy and the Tension between Identification and Segregation within Social Ordering and Development


  8. Conclusion: Poverty as Ideology in an Age of Neoliberalism





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