The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) at the University of Bergen has a long-standing record of co-ordinating and facilitating publications on poverty. This CROP Series in International Poverty Studies encompasses books published in co-operation with academic publishers, Zed Books (London) and Ibidem Verlag (Stuttgart). CROP is also a collaborative partner for the publication series Global Challenges - Working Paper Series

Recent Submissions

  • Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa 

    Roelen, Keetie; Morgan, Richard; Tafere, Yisak; Odunayo Akinyemi, Joshua; Akomolafe, Oluwatosin; Araya, Mesele; Bantebya‐Kyomuhendo, Grace; Chase, Elaine; Coast, Ernestina; Conklin, Sita; Devereux, Stephen; D'Sa, Nikhit; Du Vent, Anna; Emirie, Guday; Farahat, Ahmed; Hagos, Adiam; Hall, Katherine; Hampshire, Kate; Harman, Luke; Hassan, Billow; Hypher, Nicola; Isimbi, Roberte; Jonah, Coretta; Jones, Nicola; Marock, Carmel; May, Julian; Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi, Florence; Munthali, Alister; Mutiso, Stephen; Ngutuku, Elizabeth; Odimegwu, Clifford; Ogawa, Marlene; Pendlebury, Shirley; Porter, Gina; Press, Sarah; Robson, Elsbeth; C. Sambu, Winnie; Dolapo Somefun, Oluwaseyi; Sulaiman, Munshi; Tefera, Bekele; Tilahun, Kassahun; Umutoni, Marie Francoise; Woldehanna, Tassew; Yadete, Workneh; Zvobgo, Kerina (ibidem Press, 2019)
    Despite important strides in the fight against poverty in the past two decades, child poverty remains widespread and persistent, particularly in Africa. Poverty in all its dimensions is detrimental for early childhood ...
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  • The Politics of Social Inclusion: Bridging Knowledge and Policies Towards Social Change 

    Koehler, Gabriele; Cimadamore, Alberto D.; Kiwan, Fadia; Monreal Gonzalez, Pedro Manuel; Juan, Telleria; Paul, Spicker; Deepak, Singh; Gilbert, Siame; Annie, Namala; Rachel, Kurian; Ashok, Kumar; Aldrie, Henry-Lee; Enrique, Delamonica; Joop, de Wit; Judith, Audin; Nelson, Antequera Durán (ibidem Press, 2020-03)
    This volume looks at concepts and processes of social exclusion and social inclusion. It traces a number of discourses, all of them routed in a relational power analysis, examining them in the context of the UN Agenda for ...
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  • Social Policy, Poverty, and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Agency and Institutions in Flux 

    An, Sofiya; Chubarova, Tatiana; Deacon, Bob; Atas, Natalija; Dugarova, Esuna; Gerovska Mitev, Maja; Grigorieva, Natalia; Guardiancich, Igor; Isabekova, Gulnaz; Janenova, Saltanat; Lendvai‐Bainton, Noémi; Maltseva, Elena; Sätre, Ann‐Mari; Stubbs, Paul; Zrinščak, Siniša (ibidem Press, 2019)
    This volume takes stock of the diverse and divergent welfare trajectories of post-socialist countries across Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. It traces the impacts, in terms of poverty, ...
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  • Poverty as Ideology. Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas 

    Fischer, Andrew Martin (Zed Books, 2018-12-15)
    Poverty as Ideology shows how our dominant approaches to poverty studies have, in fact, served to reinforce the prevailing neoliberal ideology while neglecting the wider interests of social justice that are fundamental to ...
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  • The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South 

    Féliz, Mariano; Rosenberg, Aaron L.; Perez-Bustillo, Camilo; Pérez, Pablo E.; Brown, Brenda; Nakaiza, Jaqueline; Hague, Kazi Nurmohammad Hossainul; Chirisa, Innocent; Chiweshe, Manase; Thomas, Christopher G.; Ssempebwa, Jude (ibidem-Verlag, 2017-10)
    This book contributes to the debates on the production and eradication of poverty in the global South. It collects a set of innovative articles concentrating on the way in which poverty, as a social process, has been ...
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  • The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives 

    Halvorsen, Tor; Tapscott, Chris; Cruz-del Rosario, Teresita; Gebremariam, Eyob Balcha; Penderis, Sharon; Seekings, Jeremy; Braathen, Einar; Törnquist, Olle; Olsen, Ole Johnny (ibidem-Verlag, 2018-03)
    The concept of a democratic developmental state is part of the current development discourse advocated by international aid agencies, deliberated on by academics, and embraced by policymakers in many emerging economies in ...
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  • Tackling Child Poverty in Latin America: Rights and Social Protection in Unequal Societies 

    Minujín, Alberto; Contró, Mónica González; Mercer, Raúl; Osorio, Ana María; Aguado, Luis Fernando; Catalán, Héctor Nájera; Cavagnoud, Robin; Paz, Jorge; Bustillo, Camilo Pérez; Fernández, Yedith Guillén; Vásquez, Jorge I.; Tuñón, Ianina; Salvia, Agustín; Herrera, Cristian; Vives, Alejandra; Carvallo, Camila; Molina, Helia; de Suremain, Charles-Édouard; Báez, Juan Antonio Vega; Torrado, Ma. Cristina; Durán, Ernesto; Casanova, Tatiana; Antequera, Nelson (ibidem-Verlag, 2017-03-08)
    This book highlights current debates about concepts, methods, and policies related to poverty in Latin America. It focuses on child and adolescent well-being and the issue of inclusive societies. Its goal is to promote new ...
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  • Peasant Poverty and Persistence in the 21st Century: Theories, Debates, Realities and Policies 

    Boltvinik, Julio; Mann, Susan Archer; Desai, Meghnad; Bartra, Armando; Welty, Gordon; Dickinson, James; Blumenfeld, Emily; Arizmendi, Luis; Bernstein, Henry; Damián, Araceli; Pacheco, Edith; Leff, Enrique; Montaña, Elma; Vergopoulos, Kostas; Araghi, Farshad A.; Barkin, David; Lemus, Blanca (Zed Books, 2016-08-15)
    Peasants are a majority of the world’s poor. Despite this, there has been little effort to bridge the fields of peasant and poverty studies. Peasant Poverty and Persistence in the 21st Century provides a much-needed critical ...
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  • Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion 

    Petmesidou, Maria; Delamónica, Enrique; Papatheodorou, Christos; Henry-Lee, Aldrie; Bastos, Amélia; Papanastasiou, Stefanos; Minujín, Alberto; Born, Diego; Lombardía, María Laura; Garrido, Luis; Gutiérrez, Rodolfo; Guillén, Ana M.; Dedoussopoulos, Apostolos; Papachristopoulou, Eva Maria; Adam, Sofia; Schenck, Catherina J.; Blaauw, Phillip F.; Viljoen, Jacoba M. M.; Fang, I-Chieh (ibidem-Verlag, 2016-12-06)
    Worldwide child and youth poverty remain the biggest barrier to achieving a better life in adulthood. Progress in lifting children out of poverty in the last decades has been slow and limited in the developing world, while ...
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  • Development and Sustainability: The Challenge of Social Change 

    Cimadamore, Alberto D.; Ottemöller, Fungisai P. Gwanzura; Lie, Gro Therese; Mittelmark, Maurice B.; Edwards, Mark G.; Delamonica, Enrique; Aringazina, Altyn; Chadborn, Neil; Springett, Jane; Zanella, Cristine Koehler (Zed Books, 2016-03-15)
    While the need for effective action toward a greener and socially inclusive economy has long been evident, health promotion in the context of sustainable development has faltered. Arguing that human health is the key factor ...
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  • Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals: A Critical Look Forward 

    Cimadamore, Alberto D.; Koehler, Gabriele; Pogge, Thomas; Sundaram, Jomo Kvame; Rogers, Deborah S.; Balázs, Bálint; Ivanova, Maria; Escobar-Pemberthy, Natalia; Paes-Sousa, Rômulo; Jannuzzi, Paolo de Martino; Montes, Manuel F.; Campos, Thana; Duarte, Clarice; Soares, Inês Virginia; Boltvinik, Julio; Damián, Araceli; Deacon, Bob (Zed Books, 2016-02-15)
    As the Millennium Development Goals pass their 2015 deadline and the international community is discussing the future of international development policy, Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals brings together leading ...
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  • Protecting the health of the poor: Social Movements in the South 

    Karan, Abraar; Sodhi, Geeta; Bernal, Luz Marina Umbasía; Appiagyei-Atua, Kwadwo; Velásquez, Germán; Sekher, T.V.; Kumar, Kaushalendra; Shijith, V.P.; Buenaventura, Francisco Rossi; Vélez, Luis Guillermo Restrepo; Arora, Monika; Tewari, Abha; Bassi, Shalini; Nazar, Gaurang P.; Juneja, Neeru S.; Harrell, Melissa B.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Reddy, K. Srinath; Sahu, Skylab; Pérez-Bustillo, Camilo; Pogge, Thomas (Zed Books, 2015-12-15)
    Despite the colossal amount of spending on health and healthcare programmes globally, why do massive inequalities in health remain, both within and between countries? Drawing on in-depth empirical research spanning Asia, ...
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  • Poverty and Inequality in Middle Income Countries: Policy Achievements, Political Obstacles 

    Braathen, Einar; May, Julian; Ulriksen, Marianne S.; Wright, Gemma; Gordon, David; Nandy, Shailen; Pérez-Bustillo, Camilo; Halvorsen, Tor; Virk, Amrit Kaur; Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo; Jordhus-Lier, David; Aasen, Berit; Sutherland, Catherine; Boy, Martín; Karriem, Abdulrazak; Pelissery, Sony; Mahana, Rajakishor (Zed Books, 2016-04-15)
    This collection offers a timely reassessment of viable ways of addressing poverty across the globe today. The profile of global poverty has changed dramatically over the past decade, and around three-quarters of the poor ...
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  • Water and Development: Good Governance after Neoliberalism 

    Munck, Ronaldo; Mehta, Lyla; Movik, Synne; Swatuk, Larry A.; Mtisi, Sobona; Nicol, Alan; Macri, Gloria; Mugumya, Firminus; Rickard, Áine; Asingwire, Narathius; Asaba, Richard Bagonza; Fagan, Honor; Magala, Joyce Mpalanyi; Tembo, Mavuto D.; Lubwama, Michael; Corcoran, Brian; Sayers, Kimmitt; Hemson, David (Zed Books, 2015-09-15)
    Water has always been a crucial catalyst for human development. In Africa, competition among different sectors for this scarce resource remains a critical challenge to water managers and decision-makers. 'Water and ...
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