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'I sincerely hope this No-Nonsense Guide to International Development reaches and informs a new section of thinking people across the world. Let as many of them as possible become supporters of and participants in the new politics of transformation.'
Medha Patkar, Narmada Valley People's Movement, India

'Let me state that this book with its handy format should find its place in the pocket of anybody, anywhere in the world, in any professional and/or political camp, with an interest in making our globe more livable for everybody, or at least giving it a good try.'
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'Short, concise and witty. This book should be on all student essential reading lists, as well as required reading for all international development 'experts'.'
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'Great short read. A must for International Development students. The book covers everything from sustainable development to development problems and does it without loosing the readers interest.'
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'Anyone who is involved in the "development business" should read this book. It's well-informed, beautifully written, and entirely persuasive.'
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‘Overseas aid’ and ‘international development’ are catch-all terms that cover a multitude of activities – and abuses. Building dams in India, planting trees in Burkina Faso and rescuing street children in Brazil are images of development with which we can all identify. But what few people realise is that the terms aid and development often mask confusion, contradiction, and even downright deceit.

This No-Nonsense Guide explains what ‘development’ actually is – and explores its political and economic roots in history. It shows what can happen in the name of development and argues for a more organic, social approach with those it seeks to serve as equal partners in the process.

  1. The History of an Idea
  2. Aid: the International Contribution
  3. Economic Development: who benefits?
  4. Social progress matters
  5. Enter 'sustainability'
  6. Development is political
  7. Where next?

About the Author: Maggie Black has written books for OUP, UNICEF, and Oxfam. She has worked as a consultant for UNICEF, Anti-Slavery International, and WaterAid, among others, and has written for the Guardian, The Economist and BBC World Service.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 180 x 110mm
Page extent: 144 pages
Publication date: September 2007 (UK), October 2007 (US)
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-63-6

Date added: September 2, 2010

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