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The crisis of poverty and debt in the Third World

Author: M J Dent; Bill Peters
Publisher: Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Dent; Bill Peters
ISBN: 0754610276 9780754610274
OCLC Number: 50292090
Description: xii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The problem of debt and poverty and a practical answer - A) the present situation of contrast between rich and poor states, B) the historical context and the root of the problem (Bill Peters), C) debt remission - the most immediate of the ways to help poorer countries; genesis of Jubilee 2000 - the beginning 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 hte IFIs, 1983-93.
Responsibility: Martin Dent, Bill Peters.

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