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Hungry for Trade: How the poor pay for free trade
John Madeley  Zed Books  £9.99/$17.50

Will free trade in food help or hinder the abolition of world hunger? Who benefits first? The poor or the transnational corporations?  Will free trade help Third World farmers find new international markets? This book exposes the contradiction between Western governments’ rhetoric about reducing world poverty and the drive to yet more trade liberalization.

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NGOs and the Political Development of the Third World
Julie Fisher  Kumarian Press  $24 (paperback)

An overview of the composition and types of NGOs that have emerged in recent years, and the influence these organizations have had on political systems throughout the third world.

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