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Global Inequality and Global Poverty Since the Cold War. How robust is the optimistic narrative?
(University of Bergen / CROP, 2016-10)
This paper considers how the growth in global consumption since the end of the Cold War, has impacted on the co-evolution of global inequality and poverty. It is often suggested that this era of growth has led to a dramatic ...
Can the European Union 2020 Strategy Deliver on Social Inclusion?
(University of Bergen / CROP, 2017-06-30)
In 2010, amidst the financial and sovereign debt crisis, the launching of a novel European strategy for “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” signalled a significant step in the European coordination strategies for ...
Social Connectedness and Poverty Eradication: A South African Perspective
(University of Bergen / CROP, 2017-05)
Building on earlier work which argues that social isolation can be both a consequence of living in poverty and a cause of its persistence, this paper presents case studies of two South African programmes to illustrate how ...
Approaches to Social Investment and Their Implications for Poverty in Sweden and the European Union
(University of Bergen / CROP, 2017-09-11)
The concept of social investment has gained increasing traction among European Union policymakers, as a strategy to reconcile the goals of employment, growth, and social inclusion. In recent years, however, scholars have ...