Freedom from Poverty

Freedom from Poverty examines how today's non-governmental organizations are modifying human rights practices and reshaping the political landscape by taking up the cause of subsistence rights. Rights are being used as legal, moral, and political tools in the struggle to provide food, housing, and healthcare to those in need.

Freedom from Poverty
NGOs and Human Rights Praxis

Daniel P.L. Chong

2010 | 232 pages | Cloth $55.00
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Table of Contents

Preface

1. NGOs and Freedom from Poverty
2. A Social Theory of Human Rights
3. Human Rights Organizations
4. Social Justice Organizations
5. Humanitarian Organizations
6. Using a Social Theory to Interpret NGO Efforts

Appendix: NGOs Working for Freedom from Poverty
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments