"As one who now teaches only graduate seminars on international rural development, I wish I had read something like this years ago."
"General readers, graduate, and undergraduate students will welcome this book, which can be used as an adopted text. The case studies will provide readers with a fascinating overview of the world, and readers will applaud the author's attention to the resilience of the poor."
"Thomas Slayter's remarkable compendium is based on some of her firsthand turn-of-the-20th-century resarch ventures into the largely underdeveloped southern half of the globe. . .Highly recommended [for] all levels. A globalization survival warning book for all college and university libraries."
"Seeks to explore the problems of globalization from the perspective of ordinary non-elite people of the South."
"Introductory text on development offers a broad view."
From the Publisher
-Issues-based approach to global change
-Gender and culturally aware
-Full of illustrative case studies