This book explores issues related to poverty in South Asia in a two-pronged manner—by focusing on injustice created and perpetuated by the unjust nature of a social order as its source and by providing concrete suggestions about how policymakers may move to challenge these injustices.
Drawing on research inputs from studies across various South Asian countries, the book redefines poverty as a process which excludes certain segments of the society from equitable participation in development opportunities as well as decision-making. It further identifies a variety of operational ideas which can be used by policymakers, political activists, and civil society advocacy groups committed to build a more just, inclusive and poverty free society in South Asia.
|Poverty as Structural Injustice|
|Prevailing Poverty Alleviation Strategies: A Review|
|Promoting Agrarian Reform|
|Enhancing the Market Power of the Excluded: Sharing in value addition|
|Democratising Educational Opportunities|
|Budgetary Policies for Poverty Eradication|
|Financial Policies for Poverty Eradication|
|Broadening Ownership of Assets through Collective Action|
|Institutions for Promoting Collective Action by the Excluded|
|The Political Economy of Structural Change|