December 21, 2007

Book Review - Globalizing Rural Development

Globalizing Rural Development: Competing Paradigms and Emerging Realitities
Ed. by M. C. Behera
HN 49 .C6 G568 2006

This collection brings together two seemingly disparate ideas: globalization and rural development. After a brief introduction to these main themes, the role of the state and non-governmental organizations in globalization is considered. The second major section considers issues of sustainability alongside rural development. In the third section, participation is addressed and barriers to development are analyzed. Throughout this study, the authors use case studies from around the world to illustrate their point and to show that the challenges and obstacles to rural development are similar across the globe.