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close this bookKerala: Radical Reform as Development in an Indian State (FF, 1994, 140 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the document1. Introduction to the 1994 printing
View the document2. The land of coconuts
View the document3. Kerala's achievements
View the document4. Behind Kerala's success
View the document5. Food for all
View the document6. Health
View the document7. Education
View the document8. Land reform
View the document9. Helping workers
View the document10. Overcoming caste
View the document11. Women and the Kerala reforms
View the document12. Lessons from Kerala
View the documentNotes
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View the documentBibliography
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Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Directory of Third World and US Volunteer Opportunities by Annette Olson Now in its sixth edition, this guide provides essential information on voluntary service organizations, technical service programs, work brigades, study tours, as well as alternative travel in the Third World and offers options to the Peace Corps as the principle route for people wishing to gain international experience. $6.95

Basta! Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas by George Collier, with Elizabeth Quaratiello. Despite the widespread fascination with the rebellion, little is understood about its root causes. The authors look beyond romantic images, supeficial explanations and the outrage prompted by the uprising. They expose the national and international forces that created a situation ripe for rebellion. $12.95

Brave New Third World? Strategies for Survival in the Global Economy by Walden Bello. Can Third World countries finish the next decade as vibrant societies? Or will they be even more firmly in the grip of underdevelopment? The outcome, Bello argues, depends on the* ability to adopt a program of democratic development which would place them on equal footing in the global economy. $6.00

Chile's Free-Market Miracle: A Second Look by Joseph Collins and John Lear. The economic Policies behind the boom experienced by Chile in the 1980s under Pinochet, and continuing today, are widely touted as a model for the Third World. The authors take a closer look at the Chilean experience where they encounter the downside of the model: chronic poverty and environmental devastation. $15.95

Circle of Poison: Pesticides and People in a Hungry World by David We* and Mark Shapiro. In the best investigation style, this popular expose documents the global scandal of corporate and government exportation of pesticides and reveals the threat this poses to consumers and workers throughout the world. $7.95

Dark Victory: The U.S., Structural Adjustement, and Global Poverty by Walden Bello, with Shea Cunningham and Bill Rau. Offers an understanding of why poverty has deepened in many countries, and analyzes the impact of Reagan-Bush economic policies which resulted in a decline of living standards in much of the Third World, but also in the U.S. The challenge for progressives in the 1 990's is to articulate a new agenda based on the reality that the people of the South and North share the tragedy of being victims of the same process that serves the interest of a global minority. $12.95

Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe. This revised, 20th anniversary edition of Lappe's best-seller draws on more than a decade of research to explain how political and economic systems keep people hungry. Charts, tables, resource guides, and recipes.
20th Anniversary Ed. (large format) $14.00 10th Anniversary Ed. $6.99

Dragons in Distress: Asia's Miracle Economies in Crisis by Walden Bello and Stephanie Rosenfeld. Economists often refer to South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore as "miracle economies' and technocrats regard them as models for the rest of the Third World. The authors challenge these established notions and show how, after three decades of rapid growth, these economies are entering a period of crisis. The authors offer policy recommendations for structural change that would break the NIC's unhealthy dependence on Japan and the U.S. and examine both the positive and negative lessons of the NIC experience for the Third World. $12.95

Education for Action: Graduate Studies with a Focus on Social Change by Andrea Freedman and Nooshi Borhan. A guide to progressive graduate programs and educators in agriculture, anthropology, development studies, economics, ethnic studies, history, law, management, peace studies, political science, public health, sociology, urban planning and women's studies. $6.95

Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins with Cary Fowler. This landmark study draws on a worldwide network of research to demystify such complex and vital issues as: rapid population growth, the green revolution, U.S. foreign aid, the World Bank, and agribusiness. $5 95

Needless Hunger: Voices from a Bangladesh Village by James Boyce and Betsy Hartmann. The Global analysis of Food First is vividly captured here in a single village. The root causes of hunger emerge through the stories of both village landowners and peasants who live at the margin of survival. Now in it's sixth printing! $6.95

No Free Lunch: Food and Revolution in Cuba Today by Medea Benjamin, Joseph Collins and Michael Scott. Based on sources not readily available to Western researchers, this examination of Cuba's food and farming system confirms that Cuba is the only Latin American country to have eradicated hunger. $9.95

People and Power in the Pacific: The Struggle for the Post Cold War Order by Walden Bello. Exam*nes the extent to which events in the Asia' Pacific reflect the so-called new world order, the future role of the U.S. and the emergence of Japan as a key economic power on the world stage. $12.00

The Philippines: Fire on the Rim by Joseph Collins. Looks at the realities following the People Power revolution in the Philippines. A choit of voices from peasants, plantation managers, clergy, farmers, prostitutes who serve U.S. military bases, mercenaries, revolutionaries and others, speak out. Hardcover $8.50, Paper $5.00

Taking Population Seriously by Frances Moore Lappe and Rachel Schurman. The authors conclude that high fertility is a response to antidemocratic power structures that leave people with little choice but to have many children. The authors do not see the solution as more repressive population control, but instead argue for education and improved standard of living. $7.95

Trading Freedom: How Free Trade Affects Our Lives, Work, and Environment edited by John Cavanagh, John Gershman, Karen Baker and Gretchen Helmke. Contributors from Mexico, Canada and the U.S. analyze the North American Free Trade Agreement. Drawing on the experiences of communities in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, this comprehensive collection provides a hard-hitting critique of the current proposals for a continental free trade zone through an intensive examination of its impact on the environment, workers, consumers, and women. $5.00


Exploding the Hunger Myths: A High School Curriculum by Sonja Williams. With an emphasis on hunger, twenty-five activities provide a variety of positive discovery experiences - role playing, simulation, interviewing, writing, drawing - to help students understand the real underlying causes of hunger and how problems they thought were inevitable can be changed. 200 pages, 8.5xll with charts, reproducible illustrated hand-outs, resource guide and glossary. $15.00

Food First Curriculum by Laurie Rubin. Six delightfully illustrated units span a range of compelling topics including the path of food from farm to table, why people in other parts of the world do things differently, and how young people can help make changes in their communities. 146 pages, three-hole punched, 8.5xl I with worksheets and teacher's resources. $12.00

Food First Comic by Leonard Rifas. An inquisitive teenager sets out to discover the roots of hunger Her quest is illustrated with wit and imagination by Rifas, who has based his comic on World Hunger: Twelve Myths. $1.00

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