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Poverty and Social Deprivation in the Mediterranean

Trends, Policies and Welfare Prospects in the New Millennium

Maria Petmesidou and Christos Papatheodorou

Poverty and Social Deprivation in the Mediterranean

Maria Petmesidou and Christos Papatheodorou

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432 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2006  
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781842777572 Published March 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781842777565 Published March 2006 For sale in North and South America only
'This collection of essays lucidly addresses major issues related to poverty in the Mediterranean area. Empirical measurements of poverty reduced to a meaningless 'one or two dollars of daily expenditure', as suggested by the World Bank, are meant to escape the political economy analysis of the processes that generate the phenomenon. Eradicating poverty implies implementing a programme of social security for all citizens, whatever level of development is reached by the country, in accordance with the basic human rights approach cogently suggested in this book.' - Professor Samir Amin, Director of Third World Forum, Dakar & Paris

'This is a most welcome addition to the literature on poverty. It is not just another book but a different and innovative volume. It offers a comparative analysis of poverty for a region -the Mediterranean- which is a microcosm of the global economy comprising a range of countries from the very poor to the rich, countries torn by war and genocide as well as havens of stability, with cultures offering a diverse mixture of family types and ethnic groups. The approach is hard headed and insists on taking the removal of poverty not just as an economic or social policy but as a human rights issue. It should interest students, researchers and policy makers across the world as it has lessons for everywhere and for everyone.' - Lord Meghnad Desai, London School of Economics, UK
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List of Contributors

1. Introduction: Comparing Poverty Phenomena in the Mediterranean Area
Maria Petmesidou and Christos Papatheodorou

Part 1: The Southern EU Member states, the Balkan transition countries and Turkey

2. Poverty Profiles and trends. How do Southern European Countries Compare with Each Other?
Christos Papatheodorou and Maria Petmesidou

3. Poverty and Poverty Discourses in Italy in Comparative Perspective
Chiara Saraceno

4. Poverty and Anti-Poverty Policies in Portugal: The Experience of the Guaranteed Minimum Income
Jose Pereirinha

5. Absolute Poverty of Illegal Immigrants in Spain: A Growing Problem
Ubaldo Martinez Veiga

6. Poverty Reduction Strategies and Well-being in Albania and Former Yugoslavia
Gerry Redmond

7. The Poor, Excluded and Transition Losers in the South-eastern European Transition Economies
Ivo Bicanic and Vojmir Franicevic

8. Dynamics of Poverty in Turkey: Gender, Rural/Urban Poverty, Social Networks and Reciprocal Survival Strategies
Sibel Kalaycioglu

Part 2: The Middle East and North Africa

9. Poverty in Israel: Taking a Multidimensional Approach
Jacques Silber And Michael Sorin

10. The Making of Poverty in Palestine
Jamil Hilal

11. Social Stratification Obstacles to Reducing Inequality and Alleviating Poverty: the Case of Lebanon
Sylvia Haladjian-Henriksen

12. Understanding Recent Trends in Poverty and Inequality in the Maghreb (with Emphasis on Morocco)
Mina Baliamoune-Lutz

13. Poverty Evaluation in Algeria: A Logit-Probit Model Applied to a Multidimensional Field Survey in the Region of Tlemcen
Abderrezak Benhabib, Tahar Ziani and Samir Baha-Eddine MalikiI

14. Concluding Commentary. Poverty in the Mediterranean Region: Applying a Human Rights Strategy
Peter Townsend
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