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The locust effect : why the end of poverty requires the end of violence

Author: Gary A Haugen; Victor Boutros
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A plague of everyday violence lies beneath the surface of the world's poorest communities. Common violence-- like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and other brutality-- has become routine and relentless. Basic public justice systems in the developing world have descended into a state of utter collapse. Haugen and Boutros offer a searing account of how we got here-- and what it will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Haugen, Gary A.
Locust effect.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013013401
(OCoLC)830089529
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary A Haugen; Victor Boutros
ISBN: 9780199937882 0199937885 0199937877 9780199937875 9780190229269 0190229268
OCLC Number: 874157065
Awards: Winner of 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 346 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
What are we missing? --
The hidden crisis at history's inflection point --
The locust effect --
"No one's driven that truck in decades" --
The emperor has no clothes--
at all --
A dream devastated --
Colonial legacies and a failure that makes sense --
Private justice and public lawlessness --
You get what you pay for --
It's been done before --
Demonstration projects of hope --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros.

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A plague of everyday violence lies beneath the surface of the world's poorest communities. Common violence-- like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and other brutality-- has become routine and relentless. Basic public justice systems in the developing world have descended into a state of utter collapse. Haugen and Boutros offer a searing account of how we got here-- and what it will take to end the plague.

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