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Aid and Global Poverty  

Simon Feeny and Mark McGillivray

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the relationship between foreign aid and poverty in developing countries, with the goal of determining whether donor governments are motivated and actively set out to ... More

Analyzing the Socio-Technical Transformation of Energy Systems: The Concept of “Sustainability Transitions”  

Harald Rohracher

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Sep 2018
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Jul 2018
Dealing with the immense societal challenges of climate change and resource depletion requires no less than a fundamental transformation of the energy system, comprising not only ... More

Are We on the Cusp of a Global Renewable Energy Transition?  

Sybille Roehrkasten

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Sep 2018
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Jul 2018
This chapter examines global energy trends, whether a global renewable energy transition is already taking place, and what steps are needed to further accelerate the global deployment of ... More

Bourdieu’s Capital(s): Sociologizing an Economic Concept  

Erik Neveu

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter explores three central questions. The first section describes the four core varieties of capitals: cultural, social, economic, and symbolic. It highlights some peculiarites of ... More

Capability Deprivation  

Rod Hick and Tania Burchardt

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines capability deprivation as the basis for analyzing poverty. The capability approach, developed initially by Amartya Sen, questions the “informational space” on which ... More

Conclusion: Toward a New Paradigm for Understanding Poverty  

Mark R. Rank

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This concluding article proposes a new paradigm in which to understand poverty, focusing primarily on the United States even as several dimensions of the paradigm apply globally across ... More

Decreasing Supplies, Increasing Risks in Oil Development  

Christine Shearer

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Sep 2018
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Jul 2018
The ongoing, large demand for oil in the United States has helped push oil companies from onshore to offshore, increasing the complexity of the operations and the risks. This has been ... More

The Discourse of Deservingness: Morality and the Dilemmas of Poverty Relief in Debate and Practice  

Celeste Watkins-Hayes and Elyse Kovalsky

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the trope of deservingness, one of the most enduring narratives used by government officials, the media, and the larger public to classify poor people and to ... More

The Dynamics of Poverty  

Anirudh Krishna

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the dynamics of poverty and explains why poverty dynamics studies are necessary: to estimate the risk of impoverishment and the probability of escaping poverty; to ... More

Economic Performance, Poverty, and Inequality in Rich Countries  

David Brady and Markus Jäntti

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article explores the interrelationships among poverty, economic performance, and inequality in rich countries. It argues that poverty rises and falls with the business cycle and ... More

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