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Sovereign Debt at the CrossroadsChallenges and Proposals for Resolving the Third World Debt Crisis$
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Chris Jochnick and Fraser A. Preston

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195168006

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195168003.001.0001

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The Jubilee 2000 Campaign: A Brief Overview

The Jubilee 2000 Campaign: A Brief Overview

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(p.297) 14 The Jubilee 2000 Campaign: A Brief Overview
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Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads
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Ann Pettifor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195168003.003.0015

This chapter describes what is perhaps the most powerful innovation for achieving debt relief for the poor since the mid-1990s: the mobilization of civil societies. The Jubilee 2000 movement was extraordinary — uniting tens of millions of people and spanning nations and continents — all in the name of reducing the burden of developing-country debt. The movement's history and analysis of its successes and failures underscores the importance of civil society groups in the debate over debt and their potential role in promoting and implementing solutions.

Keywords:   debt relief, institutional radicalism, education, communication, Jubilee 2000, civil societies

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