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The annual Global Civil Society Yearbooks provide an indispensable guide to global civil society or civic participation and action around the world. The 2009 Yearbook explores the framings, strategies, and impacts of a range of actors on poverty and its alleviation. The overarching question is to whether such actors, in pressing for poverty alleviation actually achieve anything/empower the poor, or simply aid wealthy states in maintaining the status quo. The contributors are diverse, including scholars and practitioners from India, America, the UK, Australia, Thailand, and Mali.

The Global Civil Society Yearbook remains the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students, and academics alike. It is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the key actors, forms, and manifestations of global civil society around the world today.

Chapter Eight: Economic Migrants, the Banana Supply Chain, and the London Living Wage: Three Cases of Global Civil Society Activism on Poverty

Economic Migrants, the Banana Supply Chain, and the London Living Wage: Three Cases of Global Civil Society Activism on Poverty
Economic migrants, the banana supply chain, and the London living wage: Three cases of global civil society activism on poverty
LaurieBerg & AnnaSamson, Pamela KRobinson, and JaneWills

This chapter offers cases of global civil society activism on poverty-related issues around the world such as international migration, employment practices, global supply chains, and housing. As well as highlighting the linkages between these issues, the various contributions identify new civil society alliances and approaches to organising whose strength is reflected in their adoption in other countries and regions.

Laurie Berg and Anna Samson's examination of the response of Australian civil society groups to irregular migrants illustrates the dominance of refugee ...

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