From Poverty to Power How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World

ISBN-10: 1853397415
ISBN-13: 9781853397417
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 490
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672

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. The forces driving this transformation are active citizens and effective states.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 than 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.

List of figures, tables, and boxes
About the author
Foreword: Amartya Sen
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
List of acronyms
Introduction
The unequal world
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
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
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
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
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
Conclusion
A new deal for a new century
Notes
Bibliography
Background papers and case studies
Glossary
Index

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