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From Poverty to Power (2nd Edition)   
From Poverty to Power
How Active citizens and effective states can change the world
2nd Edition
Duncan Green
 

Hard-bound Book (6¼ x 9½)  :   Pages : 488

2012  Edition   :   ISBN - 978-81-7188-982-2

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ABOUT THE BOOK :

Seismic events have convulsed global markets since 2008, when this book was first published, and world news has been full of stories reflecting a profound sense of uncertainty about global futures. In response, this new edition of From Poverty to Power has been fully revised and now includes a new chapter with an in-depth analysis of the human impact of the global financial and food crises.

From Poverty to Power argues that a radical redistribution of power, opportunities, and assets rather than traditional models of charitable or government aid is required to break the cycle of poverty and inequality. Active citizens and effective states are driving this transformation.

Why active citizens? Because people living in poverty must have a voice in deciding their own destiny and holding the state and the private sector to account. Why effective states? Because history shows that no country has prospered without a state structure that can actively manage the development process.

There is now an added urgency: climate change. We need to build a secure, fair, and sustainable world within the limits set by scarce resources and ecological realities.

From Poverty to Power should be read by students, researchers, NGO workers and all those who want to contribute to ending global poverty.

Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB.


About the Author:

Duncan Green has been working in international development for 30 years. He is currently Senior Strategic Adviser in Oxfam GB where, from 2004 to 2012, he was Head of Research. He is the author of several books on Latin America, including Faces of Latin America (1991, fourth edition 2012) and Silent Revolution: The Rise and Crisis of Market Economics in Latin America (2003). He has been a Senior Policy Adviser on trade and development at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Policy Analyst on trade and globalisation at CAFOD, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies.

CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

List of figures, tables, and boxes

About the author

Foreword: Amartya Sen

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgements

List of acronyms

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

The unequal world

PART 2 POWER AND POLITICS

The political roots of development

I have rights, therefore I am

How change happens: A revolution for Bolivia’s Chiquitano people

I believe, therefore I am

I read, therefore I am

I surf, therefore I am

We organise, therefore we are

How change happens: Winning women’s rights in Morocco

I own, therefore I am

I vote, therefore I am

I steal, therefore I am: Natural resources, corruption, and development

I rule, therefore I am

From poverty to power

PART 3 POVERTY AND WEALTH

An economics for the twenty-first century

Living off the land

How change happens: The fishing communities of Tikamgarh

The changing world of work

Private sector, public interest

Going for growth

How change happens: Two African success stories (Botswana and Mauritius)

Sustainable markets

PART 4 HUMAN SECURITY

Living with risk

Social protection

How change happens: India’s campaign for a National Rural Employment Guarantee

Finance and vulnerability

Hunger and famine

HIV, AIDS, and other health risks

How change happens: South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign

The risk of natural disaster

Climate change: Mitigation, adaptation, organisation

Living on the edge: Africa’s pastoralists

Violence and conflict

Shocks and change

PART 5 THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

Who rules the world?

The international financial system

The international trading system

The international aid system

How change happens: The 2005 Gleneagles Agreements

International rules and norms

The international system for humanitarian relief and peace

How change happens: Landmines, an arms control success story

Climate change

Global governance in the twenty-first century

PART 6 THE FOOD AND FINANCIAL CRISES OF 2008–11

The food and financial crises of 2008–11

The global financial crisis

Living on a spike: The food price crises of 2008 and 2011

PART 7 CONCLUSION

A new deal for a new century

Notes

Bibliography

Background papers and case studies

Glossary

Index

       
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