Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim Von BraunMarginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim Von Braun

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology

byJoachim Von BraunEditorFranz W. Gatzweiler

Hardcover | August 29, 2013

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This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. "Marginality" is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important message of the book is that economic and ecological approaches and institutional innovations need to be integrated to overcome marginality. The book will be a valuable source for development scholars and students, actors that design public policies, and for social innovators in the private sector and non-governmental organizations.
Joachim von Braun is an economist, with a Doctoral degree in agricultural economics from University of Göttingen, Germany. He joined ZEF as Professor and Director of the Department for Economic and Technological Change in December 2009. He was also Director at ZEF during its foundation phase 1997-2002. Before returning to ZEF, von Brau...
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Title:Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and EcologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:389 pagesPublished:August 29, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:940077060X

ISBN - 13:9789400770607

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Table of Contents

1Marginality-An Overview and Implications for Policy; Joachim von Braun and Franz W. Gatzweiler
Part 1 Concepts and Theory
2Marginality-A Framework for Analyzing Causal Complexities of Poverty; Franz W. Gatzweiler and Heike Baumüller
3Exclusion and Initiatives to "Include": Revisiting Basic Economics to Guide Development Practice; Sajjad Zohir
4Marginality from a Socio-ecological Perspective; Daniel Callo-Concha, Jan Henning Sommer, Janina Kleemann, Franz W. Gatzweiler, and Manfred Denich
Part 2 Dimensions and Prevalence of Marginality
5Mapping Marginality Hotspots; Valerie Graw and Christine Husmann
6The Poorest: Who and Where They Are?; Akhter U. Ahmed, Ruth Vargas Hill, and Farria Naeem
7Targeting the Poorest and Most Vulnerable: Examples from Bangladesh; Nusha Yamina Choudhury and Christa Räder
8Correlates of Extreme Poverty in Rural Ethiopia; Degnet Abebaw Ejigie and Assefa Admassie
9Examining the Circle of Attachment, Trauma, Shame, and Marginalization: the Unheard Voices of Young Kutchi Girls; Manasi Kumar
Part 3 Environmental Drivers of Marginality
10Poverty, Agriculture and the Environment: the Case of Sub-Saharan Africa; Prabhu Pingali, Kate Schneider, and Monika Zurek
11The Marginal Poor and their Dependence on Ecosystem Services: Evidence from South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa; Pushpam Kumar and Makiko Yashiro
12Land Degradation, Poverty, and Marginality; Nicolas Gerber, Ephraim Nkonya, and Joachim von Braun
Part 4 Experiencing Marginality in Africa and Asia
13Tackling Social Exclusion and Marginality for Poverty Reduction: Indian Experiences; Sukhadeo Thorat
14Consumption Behavior of the Poorest and Policy Implications in Indonesia; Evita Hanie Pangaribowo
15Addressing Extreme Poverty and Marginality: Experiences in Rural China; Ling Zhu
16Experiences in Targeting the Poorest: a Case Study from Bangladesh; Syed Masud Ahmed
17Rural Poverty and Marginalization in Ethiopia: a Review of Development Interventions; Assefa Admassie and Degnet Abebaw
Part 5 Responses to Marginality at Different Levels: State, Business, and Community
18Macro, Fiscal, and Decentralization Options to Address Marginality and Reach the Extremely Poor; S. Ehtisham Ahmad
19Social Protection, Marginality, and Extreme Poverty: Just Give Money to the Poor?; David Hulme, Joe Hanlon, and Armando Barrientos
20Innovative Business Approaches for the Reduction of Extreme Poverty and Marginality?; Heike Baumüller, Christine Husmann, and Joachim von Braun
21Business Initiatives that Overcome Rural Poverty and Marginality Through Creating Shared Value; Niels Christiansen
22The Marginalized and Poorest in Different Communities and Settings of Ethiopia; Tadesse Woldemariam Gole, Fite Getaneh Ilfata, Motuma Tafa, and Aleka Aregachew