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President Truman dreamed of modeling International Development after the Marshall plan which was currently .

President Truman dreamed of modeling International Development after the Marshall plan which was currently rebuilding Europe. However, the cold war quickly escalated and the emphasis of development became the containment of communism as well as the spread of a . Sphere of influence among developing nations. Many of the ideas that Mrs. Black proposes are not new. Yet, what she does in 'The No Nonsense guide to development,' is provide a valuable overview of key themes in the development field. Furthermore, I liked the emphasis she places on local, bottom up development.

In this book, Maggie Black traces how international development came into being in the 1960s and has subsequently .

In this book, Maggie Black traces how international development came into being in the 1960s and has subsequently evolved up to the present da.

Overseas aid and international development are catch-all . Maggie Black has written books for the Oxford University Press, UNICEF, and Oxfam.

Overseas aid and international development are catch-all terms that cover a multitude of activities-and abuses. This guide explains what development actually is-and explores its political and economic roots. It shows what can happen in the name of development and argues for a more organic, social approach with those it seeks to serve as equal partners in the process. She has worked as a consultant for UNICEF, Anti-Slavery International, and WaterAid, among others, and has written for the Guardian, The Economist, and BBC World Service.

I sincerely hope this No-Nonsense Guide toInternational Development reaches and informs anew section of thinking people across the world Maggie Black has written books for OUP, UNICEF, and Oxfam.

I sincerely hope this No-Nonsense Guide toInternational Development reaches and informs anew section of thinking people across the world. Let as many of them as possible become supportersof and participants in the new politics of transformation. Medha Patkar, Narmada Valley People's Movement, India "In this book, Maggie Black, a leading writer on development issues, convincingly reveals the flaws of the prevailing. views on and practices in international development. Maggie Black has written books for OUP, UNICEF, and Oxfam.

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Comments to eBook No Nonsense Guide to Internationl Development
Faezahn
Although there are many good books out there on economic development, 'The No Nonsense Guide to International Development,' is a good place to start. Comprehensible for a lay person, "The No Nonsense Guide," documents the main ideas in the International development process as well as providing a critique of it.

The author, Mrs. Black starts with an overview of the history of development; beginning with the end of World War II and the independence of new countries in a post-colonial world. President Truman dreamed of modeling International Development after the Marshall plan which was currently rebuilding Europe. However, the cold war quickly escalated and the emphasis of development became the containment of communism as well as the spread of a U.S. Sphere of influence among developing nations. With the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990's globalization was emphasized; a process dominated by Transnational corporations whose main motive was for profit.

Transnational companies, government agencies of developed countries and the United Nations have spearheaded most development efforts. Non-governmental (N.G.O.) agencies have also become involved and have the best track record in development. However, the record for development has not been positive. Much of the International aid does not reach those who need it the most; illustrating that large infrastructure projects and trickle-down theories to development need to be re-thought. Furthermore, International loans have also exacerbated problems, indebting many developing nations. Meanwhile, the world is becoming increasingly aware of the limits to growth and the impact of human pollution; creating new tensions between developed and developing nations as well as highlighting development that is sustainable.

Mrs. Black ends on a positive note. Although she advances powerful critiques of development, she doesn't call for its end. Instead, she encourages developers to reconsider their strategies and goals to prioritize development that is bottom up, local, and centered on the needs of those who need it the most. Furthermore, she urges that developer and developing countries become equal partners in the development process. Summarizing, this quote is pertinent:

'.... true development is about people, and social beings do not function mechanistically. There is no common prescription. To be of genuine use to people, development has to grow organically, building on existing knowledge and systems, and engaging empathetically with different ideas......'

Many of the ideas that Mrs. Black proposes are not new. Yet, what she does in 'The No Nonsense guide to development,' is provide a valuable overview of key themes in the development field. Furthermore, I liked the emphasis she places on local, bottom up development. It is for these reasons that I encourage others to pick up this book.
Qucid
Maggie Black presents several good points, highlighting the discrepancies in our aid programs and the arrogance with which we impose our standards of economics and development upon cultures and environments without considering the claim. But, it's also immensely boring and repetitive. The same points are made multiple times, which is only persuasive to a point, and she manages to use a lot of words to say very little. Somewhere in this book is a crucial message about the role and conduct of development, but the presentation was poor.
Tar
This "No-Nonsense Guide" is a must for anyone who is newly interested in the strengths and weaknesses of the "international development" industry. It covers a lot of ground, including history, case studies, and current status of many types of development programs. The text is very readable, interspersed with the occasional graph, chart, and sidebar to illustrate a point. And it's concise...at 140-some pages of paperback-size it gives a lot of interesting info quickly.

The reason it gets 4/5 stars is it doesn't say anything new, or at least nothing that isn't said in more detail in many other places. Yes, development has exacerbated at least as much (probably more) poverty as it has alleviated. But that's been the central theme in a number of recent books. And this book's basic conclusion is pretty simplistic: bring the poor into the process. Very little beyond that.

So to conclude, if you are just getting involved in the development world, or just want a quick summary of its highs and lows, I highly recommend this book as an easy, informative overview. And that's not a negative - I believe based on the format and style that's the central purpose of this book. However, if you've already read 3 or 4 current books in the field you can skip this one.
INwhite
This book loves to repeat itself. I had a really hard time getting through this one, the ideas were good just wasn't conveyed all to well. I had to read this for a class otherwise I would not have been reading this.
Lightseeker
This is a good overview of International Development, however it does require some basic knowledge of the basic theorists and actors in the field, as in some sections the author assumes the reader is already familiar with these ideas.

That being said, this is a quick read and does give a good background on the topic, an How the field of International Development has evolved throughout the recent decades.
Keramar
Maggie Black offers a clear, concise introduction of development and its challenges. It is thought provoking and compelling. Excellent starting point for the new development reader.
Skrimpak
Great short read. A must for International Development students. The book covers everything from sustainable development to development problems and does it without loosing the readers interest.
I teach a course on International Development at the University level. The Bibliography for my course is 25 books long. Of all these books I've read on the topic of International Development, some I like better than others, but all present a unique, valid, and well researched approach to the topic. ALL EXCEPT THIS ONE. Contrary to it's title, this book is NOTHING BUT NONSENSE. I find it embarrassing that Amazon lists this book as a fair comrade to other books like Bottom Billion, The End of Poverty and When Helping Hurts. It is not even in the same class. In fact the author doesn't even attempt to provide research or address the wide array of issues in this field, but rather chooses to go on nonsensical tirade. Anyone who is serious about this field of study would avoid this book at all costs.
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