Rich World, Poor World: The Struggle to Escape Poverty

Rich World, Poor World: The Struggle to Escape Poverty

Ali A. Allawi
Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

A landmark history of the world economic order, exploring how developing countries have fought to escape impoverishment   Over the past two decades, experiments in neoliberal economics have opened up a chasm of inequality between the Global South and the West. Development advice from richer nations has led to social upheaval, political unrest, environmental degradation—and even the creation of a new underclass. Brutal extremes of wealth and poverty are now commonplace.

Ali A. Allawi traces the evolution of the world economic order from the late imperial era to the present day. Shedding light on continuing controversies, Allawi shows how the process of development has been hindered at every turn, from poor leadership and lost opportunities to widespread corruption.

In doing so, he argues that the current neoliberal consensus is only the most recent of a series of failed policy imperatives.   Covering issues in the Global South as well as failures in the West, this definitive account offers an impassioned and authoritative call for change.


    Author: Ali A. Allawi

    Publisher: Yale University Press

    Format: Hardback

    Pages: 688

    ISBN: 9780300214284

    Publication Date: April 2024