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Table of ContentsPart I: Levels.- Personality.- Organizations.- Part II: Community.- Markets.- Media.- Part III: Nexus.- Aid.- Mobility.- Systems.
What People are Saying About This
“Stuart Carr has almost single-handedly established a field of applied psychology concerned with the alleviation of poverty. He is uniquely able to work with both academics and practitioners around the world to make psychology relevant. As a consequence he knows more about the literature and problems as anybody else and he has brought his learning and wisdom together in this unique and important book. The book which is well written, up-to-date and covers a very wide canvas. This multi-disciplinary book needs to be read by academics and practitioners alike and will, I believe, become a classic in the area.” Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology, University College London)
"No one can claim an understanding of the causes of poverty nor an understanding of how to reduce poverty without having read “ Anti-Poverty Psychology” by Stuart Carr. And no one should dare become involved in any poverty reduction programs without having read, studied and digested this book. Professor Carr examines the complexity of poverty and its reduction without resorting to cliches, oversimplifications and the rhetoric we have all heard before. Rather he examines every strand of this complex issue from a research and scientific basis and relates it to the events we read about each day. Each strand of this complexity is examined from its beginnings to its current status invoking all aspects of psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, business and ethics. In this process he weaves the strands together into a whole that informs us of he essential causes of poverty and the necessary elements for its reduction." (Walter Reichman, Ed.D.)