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

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...