'The kind of book that comes only once in a while. Important for progressive educators, community organizers, and all those concerned with non-formal education.'
Carlos Alberto Torres, Latin American Center, UCLA
'In the link de Morais establishes between autonomy, self-organization, and creative
enterprise building may well lie feasible guidelines for the much needed task of thinking beyond development and the neoliberal economy.'
Arturo Escobar, author of Encountering Development
'At last a book that offers the English-speaking world a window into a startling body of theory and practice on building democratic forms of economic organization.'
Simon Zadek, New Economics Foundation, London
'One of the few books to cross the boundary between social and organizational change, and a 'must' for all organization and social development practitioners.'
Bill Cooke, Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester University
'The success of these worker-owned enterprises makes this book essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of poverty and development.'
Frank Youngman, author of The Political Economy of Adult Education and Development