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The crisis of poverty and debt in the Third World

Author: M J Dent; Bill Peters
Publisher: Brookfield, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, the first to be published on Jubilee 2000, describes the plight of 52 of the poorest nations in the world and puts in detail the case for radical cancellation of past inert debt. The cost and benefit of this remission and the groundbreaking concordat of peoples and governments that could accompany it are examined in detail."--Jacket.
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Dent, M.J. (Martin J.).
Crisis of poverty and debt in the Third World.
Brookfield, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©1999
(OCoLC)647200807
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Dent; Bill Peters
ISBN: 0754610276 9780754610274
OCLC Number: 42214915
Description: xii, 284 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Frank Judd --
The Problem of Debt and Poverty and a Practical Answer --
The Present Situation of Contrast Between Rich and Poor States --
The Historical Context and the Root of the Problem (Bill Peters) --
Debt Remission: The Most Immediate of the Ways to Help Poorer Countries --
Genesis of Jubilee 2000 --
the Beginning of a Debt Campaign under the Name and Pattern of Jubilee --
The History of the Growth of the Jubilee 2000 Campaign --
The Debt Situation of the 51 Low-Income Countries Whom it is our Task to Liberate from the Chains of Debt --
Efforts Made So Far by the World Bank and the Paris Club to Deal with the Problem of Debt --
The Boundaries and Criteria of Jubilee Remission --
Conditionalities for Remission --
Benefits and Costs of the Remission --
Some Individual Case Studies --
Non-economic Benefits from Cancellation, for Creditor as well as for Debtor Countries (Bill Peters) --
Parallel of the Anti-Slavery Movement in the 19th Century --
Tactical Considerations and Means of Implementing the Jubilee --
Beyond the Year 2000 --
The Origin and Development of the Campaign for Debt Relief/Cancellation and the Critique of the IFIs, 1983-93 --
The Approach to Debt in Other Faiths --
The International Spread of the Jubilee 2000 Campaign --
WB Philosophies and Policies: the Unsoundness of the Theoretical Economic Base --
Other Areas of Activity and Management Where the IFIs Fall Short --
Conditions for Remission: Is a Grand Concordat Possible? --
Reform of UN, Including Bretton Woods, Structures.
Responsibility: Martin Dent, Bill Peters.

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Describing the plight of the 50 poorest countries in the world, this book puts forward the case for a Jubilee pattern of debt remission associated with the year 2000. This pattern involves a one-off  Read more...

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