“Development is not all about money. Reducing conflict and increasing human security are among the greatest challenges of humankind. In this important book, the authors provide detailed accounts of community life in Northern Kenya, including the historical context, organization of property and work, cultural practices, human rights, and problem solving. The research is intensive and examples are illuminating. Insights and lessons apply broadly. This book is valuable as an educational resource, and it informs practices and policies on the ground.”—Michael Sherraden, Youngdahl Professor of Social Development and Director, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis
About the Author
Asfaw Kumssa is the coordinator of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) Africa Office, Nairobi, Kenya. He has published extensively on urban and regional development, human security and conflict. His co-edited books include Globalization and the New Regional Development; The Cost of Reform: the Social Aspect of Transitional Economies; and Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia.
James Herbert Williams is Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. His scholarship has been published in several prominent health and social science journals.
John F. Jones is Research Professor at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work where he was formerly Dean. He has published a dozen books and many articles on social development and human security in Asia and Africa.