Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Peru: An Oxfam Country Profile

by John Crabtree - £9.95  Oxfam (2002)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780855984823 | ISBN 10: 0855984821

This profile provides a guide to the major recent economic, social and political developments within Peru, viewed through the eyes of Peruvians themselves. John Crabtree emphasises the depth of social divides in a country where more than half of the population lives in poverty and without access to adequate employment. He analyses the weakness of democratic institutions, and the lack of political 'voice' of the majority of the men and women, whilst examining the background to the country's poor human rights record in recent years. Peru is burdened with heavy foreign debts, and subject to IMF-designed adjustment policies. Exploitation of its tremendous resource wealth, including its gold, oil and forests, as led, not to prosperity, but to depredation and environmental damage. Its climate and geology mean that Peru is also highly prone to natural disasters, and the chaos and poverty they engender. Nonetheless, Peruvians are resilient people. This books shows how, through a myriad of locally-based initiatives and institutions, they seek to forge a better future for themselves and their children.

(Price & availability last checked: March 2018)

This website can't tell you if we have this book in the shop or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below. (We can order most books within 7-10 days, subject to availability.)

In booklists: Peru,
In categories: World - Latin America & Caribbean,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd IP24524R 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page