Rights, resources and the politics of accountability

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Zed Books, Aug 7, 2006 - Political Science - 270 pages
In the context of much controversy, this book looks at a range of exciting and imaginative ways in which poor and marginalized groups from around the world claim their rights and demand accountability for the realisation of those rights. Groups mobilizing around the right to water, housing or for fair working conditions often find themselves aligned against powerful state and corporate interests. Experiences from the global North and South are combined to generate key insights into who mobilizes and how and when this makes a difference to the lives of the poor.

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Peter Newell is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick. Joanna Wheeler is the research manager for the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation, and Accountability.