Wednesday, July 23, 2008
PUBLICATION: From poverty to Power
Oxfam published a book entitled From Poverty to Power. In recent memory, a combination of pressure from below and enlightened leadership from above has produced some remarkable exercises in redistribution. This book explores these and other efforts to grapple with inequality and poverty in three key areas: politics, markets, and vulnerability. In each case it finds that development, and in particular efforts to tackle inequality, is best achieved through a combination of active citizens and effective states.