Globalized Poverty and Environment

21st Century Challenges and Innovative Solutions

Authors: Agola, Nathaniel O., Awange, Joseph L.

  • Critical look at poverty, income inequality and environment
  • Theoretical Framework for analyzing poverty
  • Package of multi-sectoral policy interventions to eradicate and manage poverty
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About this book

This book reviews the key conceptions and economic theories of poverty, explains poverty-environment nexus, and finally offers innovative socio-economic and scientific geospatial solutions for the 21st Century.  The book makes it possible for our readers to understand poverty thorough a concise review of the major theoretical economic frameworks, measures of poverty, and points out the need to understand rural-urban dichotomy of poverty.

We find the theories and measures to be less-than perfect and therefore point out the need to treat these measures and theories as convenient tools lacking perfect accuracy and utmost scientific reliability. It follows then that the supposedly knowledgeably crafted poverty reduction and environmental preservation solutions are inherently imperfect.

The economic solutions proposed in this book transcend extant humdrum macroeconomic and policy measures targeting poverty and environmental issues. We point to a new paradigm in which private sector and other stakeholders can create new and inclusive markets where value is co-created and shared.

Above all, this book offers timely state-of-the-art geospatial solutions targeting the most pressing global problems of water, e.g., the use of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) missions to estimate changes in stored water in the water-poverty-environment nexus, pollution, agriculture and disaster management, where geospatial techniques are applied under strong environmental impact assessment regulatory regimes.

This book provides a good summary of economic theories of poverty as well as a vivid depiction of the state of environmental degradation in the world. People often work separately on different issues that are, in fact, closely intertwined. The principle of holism is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and I believe that this joint-venture of two experts on poverty and environment has produced something more than a sum of two separate monographs on the issues. Various points raised in this volume are worth heeding when we think of formulation and implementation of a truly effective post-MDGs development agenda.

Yoichi Mine, Professor of Human Security and African Area Study, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Japan

 

                         

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Poverty: Environmental Link

    Agola, Nathaniel O. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Geospatial Analysis in Poverty-Environment Nexus

    Agola, Nathaniel O. (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • Theoretical Framework for Analyzing Poverty

    Agola, Nathaniel O. (et al.)

    Pages 41-49

  • Economic Theories of Poverty and Poverty Eradication

    Agola, Nathaniel O. (et al.)

    Pages 51-59

  • Traditional Measures of Poverty Lines

    Agola, Nathaniel O. (et al.)

    Pages 61-71

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50124-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalized Poverty and Environment
Book Subtitle
21st Century Challenges and Innovative Solutions
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39733-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39733-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39732-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50124-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 374
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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