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  • Redistributing Land in the Philippines: Social Movements and State Reforms

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    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.

    Borras, Jr SM

    In J Gaventa & R McGee (eds) Citizen Action and National Policy Reform: Making Change Happen. London: Zed, 2010.

    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.
  • Reforming Land Ownership in the Philippines

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    Borras, Jr SM

    IDS In Focus Policy Briefing, 5, 2008.

  • Beyond Approaches and Models: Reflections on Rights and Social Movements in Kenya, Haiti and the ...

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    These reflections arise from two related concerns. First, the worsening conditions of poverty in poor countries despite numerous development projects by governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) aimed at improving lives of poor people....

    Mwasaru, M

    IDS Bulletin, 36(1), 2005.

    These reflections arise from two related concerns. First, the worsening conditions of poverty in poor countries despite numerous development projects by governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) aimed at improving lives of poor people. Second, the phenomenon of parallelism(or even hostility) between development and human rights programmes, at least in Kenya. <br/>The core questions I reflect upon here are: what possible strategies for change lie beyond the formal socio-economic approaches and models used in official poverty reduction programmes? What can “rights approaches” offer and what can be learned from the emergence of social movements for rights in the struggle against poverty? My reflections are based upon study visits to Haiti and the Philippines and on the experience of Kenya, with a focus on the relationship between struggles for social reforms, human rights and the fight against poverty...

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