Chocolate Nations, Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa, Órla Ryan (in Greek)
From the thousands of children who work on plantations to the smallholders who harvest the beans, Chocolate Nations reveals the hard economic realities of our favourite sweet. This vivid and gripping exploration of the reasons behind farmer poverty includes the human stories of the producers and traders at the heart of the West African industry. Órla Ryan shows how only a tiny fraction of the cash we pay for a chocolate bar actually makes it back to farmers and sheds light on what Fairtrade really means on the ground.
“Chocolate Natios” was translated in Greek and published by the NGO Support Centre through the project “Knowledge Makes Change” in 2012.
Thinking About Development, Bjorn Hettne (in Greek)
This book is a concise and accessible introduction to development thinking, contemporary development theory and practice and – a critical analysis of the values that lie behind them. Hettne argues that schools of development thinking should be historically contextualized, not presented as evolving towards a universal theory. The book will present development as an ‘essentially contested concept’, that has meant a number of things at various times to different people in different places. Focusing on historical discourses from the initial colonial encounters through to the modern day, Hettne draws the connections between the enlightenment belief in ‘progress’ through to the more recent focus on the Millennium Development Goals.
“Thinking About Development” was translated in Greek and published by the NGO Support Centre through the project “Knowledge Makes Change” in 2011.
From the Local to the Global, edited by Gerard McCann and Stephen McCloskey (in Greek)
“Think global, act locally” is a phrase often used to describe the importance of popular activism and an awareness of the issues surrounding globalisation and development. This book is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in development that are central to understanding the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the global North and South.
The book contains chapters on climate change, neoliberalism, child labour, popular movements in Latin America and the development process in Africa.
Students of development studies and NGO practitioners will find this collection invaluable as they explore opportunities for study and fieldwork.
“From the Local to the Global” was translated in Greek and published by the NGO Support Centre through the project “Knowledge Makes Change” in 2011.
Feminism in Development: Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges (in Greek)
This collection of essays by leading feminist thinkers from North and South constitutes a major new attempt to reposition feminism within development studies. It examines the myths that have been produced around gender issues and the problems that arose by the assimilation of feminist issues in the development agenda through their adoption by central players of the development scene.
“Feminism in Development: Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges” was translated in Greek and published by the NGO Support Centre through the project “Knowledge Makes Change” in 2013.
The Millennium Development Goals – Education for Peace and Development
This book aspires to spread knowledge and information and to reach out to every reader, particularly to the youth about the need for their contribution and support: to suggest the ways possible and opportunities through which they can contribute to development aid work, and to give a glimpse of how working in this region and for this purpose can be a life changing experience, not only for the people receiving support, but also for those who provide it.
“The Millenium Development Goals – Education for Peace and Development” was published by the NGO Support Centre through the project “Knowledge Makes Change”in 2013
Development Theory & Development in Practice: A Dialogue
This book aims to show that economic theory and practice working in combination can provide an explanation as to how to make development cooperation more effective. The authors, attempt to demonstrate how the coming together of the different actors working in the field of poverty will gain major benefits for people affected by poverty throughout the world.