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World povertyNew policies to defeat an old enemy$
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Peter Townsend and David Gordon

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9781861343956

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.001.0001

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Conclusion: constructing an anti-privacy strategy

Conclusion: constructing an anti-privacy strategy

Chapter:
(p.412) (p.413) SEVENTEEN Conclusion: constructing an anti-privacy strategy
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World poverty
Author(s):

Peter Townsend

David Gordon

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0018

This chapter summarises the various strands of this book's argument for a change of international policy direction if there is to be any realistic prospect of fulfilling the UN millennium development goals – to bring about a dramatic decline in the numbers in poverty. The evidence shows that a balance has to be struck between private and public sectors so that corporations accept clear social as well as market objectives, authorised by the major states acting together and the precepts of reformed international company law. The needs of the poor outside market activity will be better recognised and compensated, and public provision of a minimum adequate income and universal basic social services will be accepted. The chapter concludes that consequential steps to strengthen social insurance and other forms of guaranteed rights to an adequate income, and to strengthen different forms of redistributive aid within and between states, should be taken.

Keywords:   millennium development, poverty reduction, UN, international company law, basic social services, social insurance

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