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Title The legal empowerment agenda : poverty, labour and the informal economy in Africa / [edited and co-authored] by Dan Banik
Published Farnham [England] ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures, Tables and Map; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Towards an Effective Regulatory Framework for Labour Rights and Social Protection in Southern Africa; 3 Poverty, Legal Empowerment and Informal Business in South Africa; 4 Waste Management and the Workplace; 5 Formalising Trading Spaces and Places: An Analysis of the Informal Sector in Lusaka, Zambia; 6 The Complexities and Paradoxes of Governing the Informal Sector in Malawi
7 The Informal Health Industry in East Africa and Implementation of the Legal Empowerment of the Poor Agenda in Developing Cou8 Human Rights of the Working Poor in Uganda's Informal Sector; 9 Informal Labour and the Ethic of Care: Legal Protection of Care-givers in Malawi; 10 The Right To Water: An Inquiry into Legal Empowerment and Property Rights Formation in Tanzania; 11 Rights, Legal Empowerment and the Informal Economy in Africa: Concluding Remarks; Index
Summary Defined as a process which increases access to justice and the legal rights of the poor, 'legal empowerment' is increasingly being considered to be an important tool in anti-poverty efforts in developing countries. This volume discusses the opportunities and constraints related to the enhancement of legal empowerment in the informal economy, with a focus on labour and business rights in Africa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Informal sector (Economics) -- Law and legislation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author Banik, Dan, 1969-
LC no. 2010050745
ISBN 1409411206 (electronic bk.)
9781409411208 (electronic bk.)