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Poverty, democracy, and development : issues for consideration by the Commonwealth Expert Group on Democracy and Development

Author: Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao; Commonwealth expert group on development and democracy.; Commonwealth secretariat.
Publisher: London : Commonwealth Secretariat, cop. 2004.
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This discusses the links between conflict, poverty and development on the one hand and democracy and good governance on the other, and possible ways by which support may be provided to democracies in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao; Commonwealth expert group on development and democracy.; Commonwealth secretariat.
ISBN: 0850927994 9780850927993
OCLC Number: 494441420
Description: 1 vol. (90 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction A. Poverty and the Challenges Confronting Poor Country Democracies 2. Poverty: How Widespread Is It? 2.1 The Concept of Poverty 2.2 Poverty: The Evidence Is the World on Track in Reducing Poverty? 3. New Challenges Confronting Democracies in Combating Poverty 3.1 The Spread of Conflicts, Collapsed States and Terrorism 3.2 Challenges of Transition from Authoritarian Rule to Democratic and Market Freedoms 3.3 Globalisation 3.4 HIV/AIDS 3.5 The Degradation of the Environment B. Support for Democracies for Combating Poverty 4. Tacking Conflicts, Failed States and Terrorism 4.1 Why Do Conflicts Occur? What Causes the Phenomenon of 'Failed States'? 4.2 The Adequacy of Current International Arrangements 4.3 Terrorism 5. Deepening Democracy and Good Governance 5.1 The Links between Democracy, Good Governance and Poverty Reduction: The Argument 5.2 Empirical Evidence 5.3 The Primary of Democracy 5.4 Deeping Democracy 5.5 The Quality of Economic Growth and Democracy 5.6 Corruption and Failure of Good Governance 5.7 Co-opting and Elites for Change 6. The Relationship between Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction 7. Participatory Processes and Empowering the Poor 8. The Washington Consensus and Pro-poor Economic and Social Policies 9. Trade Liberalisation 9.1 The Sequence of Reform 9.2 Why the Present Trade Regime Hurts the Poor 10. Aid and Debt Cancellation 10.1 Official Development Assistance 10.2 Other Sources of Aid 10.3 Aid Effectiveness and the Allocation of Aid 10.4 Debt Forgiveness 11. Reform of the Financial Architecture 12. Pro-poor Health Policies 13. Pro-poor Education Policies 14. New Technologies 15. Global Governance 15.1 Strengthening Global Governance 15.2 Decision-making Process 15.3 Transparency and Accountability C. Strategies for Action 16. Winning Support for Global Action 16.1 The Strategic Interests of the International Community 16.2 Win-Win Approaches 16.3 Socially-responsible Business 17. The role of the Commonwealth D. Summary of the Issues 18. Issues for the consideration of the Expert Group: A Summary Annex A. The Harare Commonwealth Declaration Annex B. The Fancourt Commonwealth Declaration on Globalisation and People-centred Development Annex C. The Millennium Development Goals Annex D. What is the Washington Consensus? References
Responsibility: S.K. Rao.

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