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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...