Traces the history of development from its post-colonial beginnings, and examines the relationship between development and economic growth, the impact development has had on the living conditions of the poor and on the environment, and whether development will have a specific role in the future, or whether it will simply be subsumed under the concept of globalization.
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Maggie Black has worked for UNICEF in New York and Nairobi and is a trustee of the organisaiton's UK Committee. She has also been a consultant for Anti-Slavery international, IPEC/ILO and Oxfam. Her previous books include Children First, A Cause for our Times, AIDS and Asia and Child Domestic Workers