Our guest blogger Duncan Green has a new edition of his book out. What follows is the announcement.
Rooted in decades of Oxfam’s experience across the developing world, Duncan Green’s book From Poverty to Power argues that it requires a radical redistribution of power, opportunities, and assets to break the cycle of poverty and inequality and to give poor people power over their own destinies. The forces driving this transformation are active citizens and effective states. The book has received great acclaim since it was first published in 2008 and the updated version published on 23rd October is set to reach an even wider audience, helping to spark debate about the issues Oxfam works on.
The book has been updated throughout with the latest statistics and with a new section summarising the human impact of the global financial and food price chaos of the last 5 years. It looks at new thinking and research in relation to the Arab Spring and climate change, and incorporates large amounts of analysis from the From Poverty to Power blog.
According to Justin Lin, former chief economist at the World Bank:
The book is a must read for anyone who is concerned about ending poverty, reducing inequality and promoting environmental sustainability simultaneously in the world. This second edition is also well worth re-reading for the new content, and the updated data and policy analysis.
Duncan Green is Senior Strategic Advisor at Oxfam GB. His book from Poverty to Power has been produced with the support of Oxfam International.
Here's the promotional video.