Rights, resources and the politics of accountability
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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Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability
Peter Newell,Joanna Wheeler
Limited preview - 2006
ability accountability struggles action activists activities agenda areas Arjjumend Bangladesh campaigns cent challenge chapter Chiapas citizens citizenship civil society communities community-based companies conflict context corporate accountability councillors create culture of accountability demanding accountability democracy economic employers enforcement engagement environment environmental justice environmental racism example explore federal garment workers Gaventa global health council human rights implementation important India indigenous industry institutions issues Jharkhand Kenya labour lack land rights livelihood living wage marginalised ment Mexico mobilisation Mombasa Montes Azules municipal government natural resources NGOs Niger Delta Nigeria NTPC organisations participation participatory Peter Newell PNAs political poor poorer groups programmes protection realising reform relationship reserve resource curse responsibility right to water role rural sector South Africa strategies Tatahuicapan tenants tion trade unions urban Veracruz villages watershed World Bank Zapatistas