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Marginality

Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology

Editors: von Braun, Joachim, Gatzweiler, Franz W. (Eds.)

  • To explain, conceptualize, and highlight marginality as a root cause of poverty and deprivation
  • Exemplify analytical approaches to the study of “Marginality” at different scales (global, national, local) for students and advanced researchers
  • Facilitate action of public and private players to overcome marginality for reduction of extreme poverty​
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About this book

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. “Marginality” is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important message of the book is that economic and ecological approaches and institutional innovations need to be integrated to overcome marginality. The book will be a valuable source for development scholars and students, actors that design public policies, and for social innovators in the private sector and non-governmental organizations.​

About the authors

Joachim von Braun is an economist, with a Doctoral degree in agricultural economics from University of Göttingen, Germany. He joined ZEF as Professor and Director of the Department for Economic and Technological Change in December 2009. He was also Director at ZEF during its foundation phase 1997-2002. Before returning to ZEF, von Braun was Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC, U.S.A. 2002 to 2009. von Braun also has been Professor for Food Economics and Policy at Kiel University, Germany. His research addresses international development economics topics, incl. markets and trade; poverty; health and nutrition; science and technology.               

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Marginality—An Overview and Implications for Policy

    Braun, Joachim (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Marginality—A Framework for Analyzing Causal Complexities of Poverty

    Gatzweiler, Franz W. (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • Exclusion and Initiatives to ‘Include’: Revisiting Basic Economics to Guide Development Practice

    Zohir, Sajjad

    Pages 41-56

  • Marginality from a Socio-ecological Perspective

    Callo-Concha, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 57-65

  • Mapping Marginality Hotspots

    Graw, Valerie (et al.)

    Pages 69-83

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7061-4
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9743-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marginality
Book Subtitle
Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology
Editors
  • Joachim von Braun
  • Franz W. Gatzweiler
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7061-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7061-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7060-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9743-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 389
Topics