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- DescriptionThis new edition of From Poverty to Power has been fully revised and w 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 country has prospered without a state structure that can actively manage the development process. There is w 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.Published in association with Oxfam GB.
- Author BiographyDuncan Green is the author of From Poverty to Power and Oxfam GB's Senior Strategic Adviser. He was Oxfam's Head of Research from 2004-12. From Poverty to Power contains the accumulated knowledge of 25 years spent researching and writing about reducing poverty and combating injustice and, as he says, trying to do justice to the complexity of the world, while still believing there is a story about how it can be changed for the better.
- Author(s)Duncan Green
- PublisherPractical Action Publishing
- Date of Publication15/10/2012
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationRugby
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPractical Action Publishing
- Content Note7 black & white line drawings
- Weight530 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edition Statement2nd edition
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