Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States Redefining the Development Challenge
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Over 5 decades of economic and technical assistance to the countries of Africa and the Middle East have failed to improve the life prospects for over 1.4 billion people who remain vulnerable. Billions of dollars have been spent on such assistance and yet little progress has been made. Persistent hunger and hopelessness threaten more than individuals and families. These conditions foster political alienation that can easily metastasize into hostility and aggression. Recent uprisings in the Middle East are emblematic of this problem. Vulnerable people give rise to vulnerable states.This book challenges the dominant catechism of development assistance by arguing that the focus on economic More...
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