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Author Gruffydd Jones, Branwen, 1972-

Title Explaining global poverty : a critical realist approach / Branwen Gruffydd Jones.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  339.46096 JONE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge studies in critical realism.
Routledge studies in critical realism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-228) and index.
Contents Introduction: why is Africa poor? 1 -- Part I Poverty, need and objectivity in social inquiry 11 -- 1 Poverty and development in Africa: twentieth-century orthodoxies 13 -- 2 Critical perspectives: from global structure to local agency 31 -- 3 Objectivity, need and the dialectics of emancipation 48 -- 4 Marxism, imperialism and Africa 65 -- Part II Explaining poverty: the massive presence of the past and the outside 89 -- 5 Presence of the past: slavery, colonialism and primitive accumulation 91 -- 6 Presence of the outside: revolution, counter-revolution and the production of absence 121 -- 7 Neo-colonialism and the reproduction of poverty: contemporary dialectics of accumulation and dispossession 149.
Subject Poverty -- Africa.
Economic development.
Critical realism.
ISBN 0415392128