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  • Howard White
  • A. F. Robertson
  • Geeta Gandhi Kingdon
  • Helen Hintjens
  • Phillip Bradley
  • Nici Nelson
  • Rodney Wilson
  • Karin Kapadia
  • Upendra Baxi
  • Bhikhu Parekh
  • Donald Richards


Whose Reality Counts? Putting the First Last. By Robert Chambers. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1996. Pp.xx + 297. £3.25. ISBN 1 85339 386 X Fighting for the Rainforest: War, Youth and Resources in Sierra Leone. By Paul Richards. Oxford: The International African Institute in association with James Currey, 1996. Pp.xxix + 182. £35 and £9.95. ISBN 0 435 07405 9 and 07406 7 Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil. Edited by Nancy Birdsall and Richard H. Sabot. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank and Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. Pp.xvi + 566. £16.50. ISBN 1 886938 03 2 The Anthropology of Anger, Civil Society and Democracy in Africa. By Celestin Monga (translated by the author and Linda Fleck). Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1996. Pp.219. £40. ISBN 1 555876447 The Lie of the Land: Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment. Edited by Melissa Leach and Robin Mearns. Oxford: James Currey, 1996. Pp.xvi + 240. £40 and £11.95. ISBN 0 85255 410 9 and 409 5 Jua Kali Kenya: Change and Development in an Informal Economy, 1970-95. By Kenneth King. London: James Currey; Nairobi: EAEP; Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1996. Pp.xx +236. £35 and £14.95. ISBN 0 8214 1157 9 and 0 85255 239 4 Britain and the Politics of Modernisation in the Middle East, 1945-1958. By Paul W.T. Kingston. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp.xi+ 191. £35. ISBN 0521 563461 Footloose Labour: Working in India's Informal Economy. By Jan Breman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp.x + 278. £50 and £16.95. ISBN 0 521 56083 7 and 56824 2 Good Government and Law: Legal and Institutional Reform in Developing Countries. Edited by Julio Faundez. London: Macmillan, 1997. Ppvii + 286. £40 and £15. ISBN 0 333 669967 and 669975 Internal Conflicts in South Asia. Edited by Kumar Rupesinghe and Khawar Mumtaz. London: Sage, 1996. Pp.xvii + 194. £39.50. ISBN 0 8039 7752 2 The New Politics of Survival: Grassroots Movements in Central America. Edited by Minor Sinclair. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1995. Pp.viii+301. $15.00. ISBN 0 85345 951 7.

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  • Howard White & A. F. Robertson & Geeta Gandhi Kingdon & Helen Hintjens & Phillip Bradley & Nici Nelson & Rodney Wilson & Karin Kapadia & Upendra Baxi & Bhikhu Parekh & Donald Richards, 1997. "Book reviews," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(1), pages 149-167.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:34:y:1997:i:1:p:149-167
    DOI: 10.1080/00220389708422507

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