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Extreme poverty exhausts institutions, depletes resources, weakens leadership, and ultimately contributes to rising insecurity and conflict. Just as poverty begets insecurity, however, the reverse is also true. As the destabilizing effects of conflict settle in, civil institutions are undermined and poverty proliferates. Breaking this nexus between poverty and conflict is one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. The authors of this compelling book —some of the most experienced practitioners from around the world —investigate the complex and dynamic relationship between poverty and insecurity, exploring possible agents for change. They bring the latest lessons and intellectual framework to bear in an examination of African leadership, the private sector, and American foreign aid as vehicles for improving economic conditions and security. Contributors include Colin Kahl (University of Minnesota),Vinca LaFleur (Vinca LaFleur Communications), Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley), Jane Nelson (Harvard University and Brookings), Anthony Nyong (University of Jos and the International Development Research Centre, Nairobi), Susan Rice (Brookings), Robert Rotberg (Harvard University and the World Peace Foundation), Marc Sommers (Tufts University), Hendrik Urdal (International Peace Research Institute), and Jennifer Windsor (Freedom House).

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Chapter 1: The Tangled Web: The Poverty-Insecurity Nexus
  2. Lael Brainard, Derek Chollet, and Vinca LaFleur
  3. pp. 1-30
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  1. Chapter 2: Poverty Breeds Insecurity
  2. Susan E. Rice
  3. pp. 31-49
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  1. Chapter 3: Poverty and Violence: An Overview of Recent Research and Implications for Foreign Aid
  2. Edward Miguel
  3. pp. 50-59
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  1. Chapter 4: Demography, Environment, and Civil Strife
  2. Colin H. Kahl
  3. pp. 60-72
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  1. Chapter 5: Resource and Environmental Security
  2. Anthony Nyong
  3. pp. 73-89
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  1. Chapter 6: The Demographics of Political Violence: Youth Bulges, Insecurity, and Conflict
  2. Henrik Urdal
  3. pp. 90-100
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  1. Chapter 7: Embracing the Margins: Working with Youth amid War and Insecurity
  2. Marc Sommers
  3. pp. 101-118
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  1. Chapter 8: The Role of Leadership in Overcoming Poverty and Achieving Security in Africa
  2. Robert I. Rotberg
  3. pp. 119-127
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  1. Chapter 9: Operating in Insecure Environments
  2. Jane Nelson
  3. pp. 128-152
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  1. Chapter 10: Breaking the Poverty-Insecurity Nexus: Is Democracy the Answer?
  2. Jennifer L. Windsor
  3. pp. 153-162
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 163-166
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 167-176
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815713760
MARC Record
OCLC
156858186
Pages
175
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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