1. A sweeping history the fortune seekers, adventurers, despots, and thieves who have ruthlessly endeavored to extract gold, diamonds, and other treasures from Africa and its people. Africa has been coveted for its rich natural resources ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was...
  2. In this volume Esther and Mortimer Arias, citizens of Bolivia, delineate the present-day realities of Latin America. Despite the continent's vast natural wealth and swift economic growth, they point out, one fact dominates its peoples' lives: the top one-fifth of the population enjoy two-thirds...
  3. This publication, excerpted from Dr. Wilson's and Dr. Ramphele's recent book, Uprooting Poverty: The South African Challenge, provides a searching look at the system of apartheid and its systematic denial of opportunity for Africans in South Africa; a framework of thinking to guide the...
  4. This report outlines our views on some of the policy changes which are needed to eradicate poverty.As a non-governmental organisation working in over 70 developing countries, Oxfam is acutely aware that there are no easy answers when it comes to development. Much of what we say in this report is...
  5. Compiled by theNew Internationalisteditorial team, this is a reference work providing a comprehensive overview of the main ideas and issues in global development over the last 25 years. The book covers 624 different topics, reflecting theNew Internationalistperspective on aid, development, the...
  6. Africa's needs have been laid bare to the world and many have felt the strong pull of compassion. But few understand the future of the continent's problems and offer hope for solving them. The pages which follow are designed to correct that situation, to help people understand Africa's problems,...
  7. The story of Canada's conquest of the prairie droughtduring the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s.
  8. A bold and incisive analysis of Nepal's society, and its attempts to develop and respond to change, from someone who is both an insider and an outsider to Nepal. At an early age Dor Bahadur Bista travelled all over Nepal in the compny of the leading anthropologist Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf...