'An indispensable guide ... Spicker's final chapter is a masterly review of the subject.'
David Donnison, University of Glasgow
'Surprisingly compact, this succinct lexicon explains over 200 technical terms that the student or practitioner of international development should aim to be able to quote verbatim. Overall, the Glossary contains concise and enlightening explanations, like "Fourth World", referring to chronically deprived communities in developed countries, and definitions of poverty in Islam and the Arab world. This second edition also invites Latin American scholars to the editorial board, both to highlight the variance in poverty definitions around the world, and to challenge, as the foreword acknowledges, the first edition's exclusively Western paradigm...the Glossary illustrates the scope of poverty analysis and, with its thorough referencing, both directs and impels the reader to further study.'