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The Jubilee 2000 Campaign: A Brief Overview

Ann Pettifor

in Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195168006
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199783458 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195168003.003.0015
The Jubilee 2000 Campaign: A Brief Overview

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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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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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