The government of chronic poverty: from exclusion to citizenship?

  title={The government of chronic poverty: from exclusion to citizenship?},
  author={Sam Hickey},
  journal={The journal of development studies},
  volume={46 7},
Development trustees have increasingly sought to challenge chronic poverty by promoting citizenship amongst poor people, a move that frames citizenship formation as central to overcoming the exclusions and inequalities associated with uneven development. For sceptics, this move within inclusive neoliberalism is inevitably depoliticising and disempowering, and our cases do suggest that citizenship-based strategies rarely alter the underlying basis of poverty. However, our evidence also offers… CONTINUE READING