Eradicating Extreme Poverty
Democracy, Globalisation and Human Rights

Godinot, Xavier (ed.)
Publisher:  Pluto Press, London, UK
Year Published:  2012  
Pages:  288pp   ISBN:  9780745331973
Dewey:  362.5526
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15992

A new approach to eradicating extreme poverty, contrasted with conventional "top-down" approaches.

Abstract:  The failure of attempts to tackle global poverty have bred cynicism and 'compassion fatigue'. Eradicating Extreme Poverty provides an urgently needed fresh approach which will re-energise action on this issue.

Rejecting traditional 'top-down' approaches, Xavier Godinot and his colleagues start from the experiences, capabilities and strategies of the poor themselves. They argue that the first step is a close connection with poor communities followed by a commitment to take action alongside them. Life-stories from Burkina Faso, France, Peru and the Philippines are used to show that the poor must be involved in their own liberation.

After decades of failed development policies, this book outlines a radical new approach which will enliven debate amongst policy-makers, researchers, students and academics.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition, by Xavier Godinot
Acknowledgments
Foreword, by Christopher Winship

Introduction: Insecurity, poverty and extreme poverty, by Xavier Godinot

PART ONE
Introduction: Resisting extreme poverty every day, by Xavier Godinot
Country Profiles: Burkina Faso, The Philippines, France, Peru
1: The child who walked with death (Burkina Faso), by Patricia and Claude Heyberger
2: Gold under the bridge (The Philippines), by Marilyn Ortega Gutierrez and Alasdair Wallace
3: Resist to exist (France), by Floriane Caravatta
4: Staying together through thick and thin (Peru), by Rosario Macedo de Ugarte and Marco Aurelio Ugarte Ochoa

PART TWO
Introduction: Human rights and human responsibilities, by Xavier Godinot
5: Basic ties and fundamental rightsm, by Xavier Godinot, Patricia and Claude Heyberger, Rosario Macedo de Ugarte and Marco Aurelio Ugarte Ochoa
6: Democracy, globalisation and extreme poverty, by Xavier Godinot
Conclusion: The eradication of poverty, by Xavier Godinot

Index

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