ERIC Number: ED099289
Record Type: RIE
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The Handwriting Is on the Wall. A World Development Primer.
World Neighbors, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK.
This anthology of writings on world development examines the widening gap between the rich and the poor of the world. Development is understood to mean the struggle to realize a just and humane life for everyone. The thoughts of third world economists and political leaders as well as those of European and North American observers are included. The first section of this anthology, "Looking at the Wall," provides an overview of development. Selections from books and articles by Ivan Illich, William and Paul Paddock, Barbara Ward, the Pearson Commission, Robert E. Hunter, Julius Nyerere, and Denis Goulet discuss the what, why, and how of world development. The second section, "Looking at the Stones," breaks development down into topic areas such as population, trade, and agriculture. Each topic is considered in depth and from several viewpoints in the form of quotes from various authors. The complexities of the problems are elucidated by a spectrum of opinions. The appendix contains the following sources: authors quoted; suggested readings; and sources of information such as organizations, individuals, and publications. The last part of the appendix consists of notes to the anthology passages. (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Global Approach, Human Development, Living Standards, Population Trends, Social Change, World Affairs, World Problems
World Neighbors, 5116 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112 ($1.00 each, $0.75 over 100)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Neighbors, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK.