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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Duncan*
dc.contributor.authorFried, Mark*
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-11T12:28:49Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-11T12:28:49Zen
dc.date.issued2008-06-23
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-85598-593-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/115393
dc.descriptionThe twenty-first century will be defined by the fight against the scourges of poverty, inequality, and the threat of environmental collapse as the fight against slavery or for universal suffrage defined earlier eras. From Poverty to Power argues that it requires a radical redistribution of power, opportunities, and assets to break the cycle of poverty and inequality and to give poor people power over their own destinies The forces driving this transformation are active citizens and effective states. Why active citizenship? Because people living in poverty must have a voice in deciding their own destiny, fighting for rights and justice in their own society, and holding states 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 beyond the moral case for tackling poverty and inequality: we need to build a secure, fair, and sustainable world before climate change makes it impossible. This book argues that leaders, organisations, and individuals need to act together, while there is still time.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsForeword, Introduction, Power and Politics, Poverty and Wealth, Risk and Vulerability, The International System, Conclusionen_US
dc.format.extent540en_US
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoSpanishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherPractical Action Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrom Poverty to Poweren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/from-poverty-to-power-how-active-citizens-and-effective-states-can-change-the-w-115393
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dc.titleFrom Poverty to Power: How active citizens and effective states can change the worlden_US
dc.typeBooken_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFrom Poverty to Poweren_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFP2Pen_US
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