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Empowering Squatter Citizen: Local Government, Civil Society and Urban Poverty Reduction (Hardback)
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Empowering Squatter Citizen: Local Government, Civil Society and Urban Poverty Reduction (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 01/05/2004
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With the rapid growth in urban poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America, most cities now have 30 to 60 per cent of their population living in shanty towns. The civil and political rights of these people are either ignored or constantly contravened. They face multiple deprivations, including hunger, long hours working for inadequate incomes; illness, injury and premature deaths that arise from dangerous living conditions and inadequate water supplies, sanitation and healthcare. Many face the constant threat of eviction and other forms of violence. None of these problems can be addressed without local changes, and Empowering Squatter Citizen contends that urban poverty is underpinned by the failure of national governments and aid agencies to support local processes. It makes the case for redirecting support to local organizations, whether governmental, non-governmental or grassroots. . The book includes case studies of innovative government organizations (in Thailand, Mexico, Philippines and Nicaragua) and community-driven processes (in India, South Africa, Pakistan and Brazil), which illustrate more effective approaches to urban poverty reduction. Such approaches include strengthening the organizations of the poor and homeless so that they are accountable to their members, are able to develop their own solutions and have more capacity to negotiate with the institutions that are meant to deliver infrastructure, services, credit and land for housing. Such support for local processes is crucial for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in urban areas.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781844071005
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 646 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'An excellent collection.' Urban Studies 'An important contribution of the book is the reconceptualization of poverty in the development discourse.' Built Environment 'The book includes case studies of innovative government organizations and community-driven processes which illustrate more effective approaches to urban poverty reduction.' Peopleandplanet.net 'The editors wrap the collection with a briskly stimulating introduction and two more extended final chapters on urban poverty and the role of local and extra-local organisations.' M. Herbert, Institution of Civil Engineers.

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