In this Policy Brief, forthcoming in the Fall issue, leading international development specialists critique the methodology used in 2012 by FAO to count the world’s hungry. The new measurements, they argue, underestimate the extent of hunger, are not sensitive to regional and country-specific variations, and obscure important policy lessons.
The demise of long-standing dictators has shaken the foundations of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.
Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives, Edited by William A. Galston and Peter H. Hoffenberg
Covering the six major religious traditions and such secular perspectives as classical liberalism, contemporary liberal egalitarianism, Marxism, and feminism, this book offers a valuable collection of articles for understanding the normative dimensions of poverty.
REVIEW BY JACK SNYDER. What is the historical secret leading to stable political orders?
BY THOMAS POGGE AND LUIS CABRERA. What contributions can be made by academics to combat poverty?