Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745319605 Published June 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $112.00 ISBN: 9780745319612 Published June 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Poverty and Neoliberalism: Persistence and Reproduction in the Global South

Ray Bush

Poverty and Neoliberalism: Persistence and Reproduction in the Global South

Ray Bush

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745319605 Published June 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $112.00 ISBN: 9780745319612 Published June 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Why do so many people worldwide suffer hunger and poverty when there is enough food and other resources globally to prevent it? This book shows how famine and food insecurity are an essential part of modern capitalism. Although trade, debt relief and development initiatives are important, they do not alter the structure of the global economy and the poverty that is created by processes like privatisation, trade liberalisation and market reform.

Despite the rhetoric of the World Bank and the G8, high levels of poverty actually sustain western wealth and power. But there is some hope for change. Using case studies from Egypt and North Africa, Nigeria, Sudan and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Ray Bush illustrates that there is resistance to neoliberal policies, and that struggles over land, mining and resources can shape real alternatives to existing globalisation.

Contents

Introduction
1. Framing Poverty and Neo-Liberalism: The Middle East and North Africa
2. Commissioning Africa for Globalisation: Blair and the G8's Project for the World Poor
3. Labour Across Frontier? Capitalism's Struggle for Profit and Order
4 Land Poverty and Politics
5 Wealth and Poverty: Mining and the Curse of Resources?
6 Securing Food and Famine
7 Resisting Poverty and Neo-Liberalism
Notes
Index

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