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close this bookUsed Clothes as Development Aid: The Political Economy of Rags (SIDA)
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Arne Bigsten wrote the basic theoretical argument in Chapters 5, 8, and 9, while Rick Wicks elaborated and embellished it, and wrote the rest. We would like to especially acknowledge the following people for their support and assistance in the conduct of this study:

· Eva von Oelreich of Svenska RKorset (the Swedish Red Cross),
· G Larsson of Praktisk Solidaritet (Practical Solidarity),
· Merete Schiof the UFF federation (Development Aid from People to People),
· Arne Sjg of Myrorna/Frningsarm(the Salvation Army),
· Steven Haggblade, author of a major previous economic study,
· Karen Tranberg Hansen, author of a major sociological study, and
· Robert Thompson, who found some of our sources as part of a preliminary investigation for Sida.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of many others who took an interest in the study, including all who are identified as sources herein. Magnus Lindell of Sida gave excellent guidance. Ellinor Garbring translated sources from Swedish, read successive drafts very carefully, and offered many helpful suggestions.

Cause and effect, chain of events, all of the chaos makes perfect sense. When you're spinning round, things come undone - welcome to Earth, third rock from the Sun!

We are not sure that everything makes perfect sense, but it is clear that, especially in this complicated world, things can come undone, and the chains of cause and effect bear close scrutiny.