"A balanced, penetrating, and exciting account of why most people on the planet are poor, who has betrayed the promise [for social change], and what we can do about it."
"A superb overview of third world development... Challenges people in developed nations to accept their share of responsibility for Third World stagnation... Highly recommended for general as well as academic readers."
"Offers provocative answers to the question of increasing world poverty. For those interested in examining and analyzing international development issues, this book would serve as a background."
"Continues to be one of the best short books on the subject of social change in the Third World."
From the Publisher
-Extremely readable, broad historical survey of Third World issues, written by an author committed to social justice
-Clear exposition of different theories of underdevelopment
-Data and analysis completely updated
For the benefit of professors who have been using the fifth edition of Promises Not Kept here are the main changes you will find in the sixth edition:
Facts and figures have been updated throughout the book
Each chapter now concludes with a short list of suggested further readings
The pagination is revised throughout the book, though chapter numbers and titles remain unchanged, except for chapter eight, renamed "The Future: Justice in an Age of Globalization"
Other main changes, chapter by chapter
Updated information on nationalist movements, including a new section on Islamic fundamentalism
Comprehensively revised and updated information on foreign policy, particularly dealing with the war on terrorism
Comprehensively revised and updated, to deal more fully with the phenomenon of globalization
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