'This comprehensive introduction to development theory will without doubt provide the baseline for research and teaching in the field well into the next millenium.'
Bjorn Hettne, University of Gothenburg
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Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
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John Toye, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex