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Should Rich Nations Help the Poor?


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Acknowledgements 1 Why Worry About the Distant Poor? 2 The Limits of Foreign Aid 3 What Can Be Done? 4 Climate Change and Inequality 5 From Broken Promises to Global Partnership Further Reading

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David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at The University of Manchester where he is Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute and CEO of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre


'David Hulme's is a passionate and personal yet professional plea for attacking poverty rather than trying to stop bodies washing ashore in the Mediterranean. We can still argue about definitions of poverty and the value of charity, but it is no longer possible in our interconnected planet to deny the self-interests of the wealthy West in addressing pandemics, narco-trafficking, climate deterioration, and terrorism. Read why things have to change.' Thomas G. Weiss, The Graduate Center, CUNY "The impulse to assist poor people in poorer countries appears weaker than it has at any time in the recent past. In this slim volume, David Hulme presents the case in support of global connectedness (albeit with some reforms and course corrections) and reinforcing foreign aid (but with significant modifications). This persuasive polemic, smoothly flowing and accessibly presented, is well worth a read. The essential humanity that permeates the narrative is uplifting." Anirudh Krishna, Duke University "Hulme addresses this complex topic with clarity and provides a platform for further discussion about future development initiatives. The book is therefore a good resource for development practitioners, planners and policymakers." Environment and Urbanization

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