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The Politics of Ending Homelessness.

This book examines the political nature of the struggle to end homelessness. The author argues that policymakers do not act willingly on behalf of impoverished groups, but rather act on behalf of more

powerful constituencies. She concludes that lasting social change will come about only as a result of protest movements. This approach questions the legitimacy of the 'top-down' strategy for creating

progressive social change and the role of outsiders as advocates. The author insists that homeless and poor people are the appropriate and necessary leaders in the movement to end homelessness.