The Violence of Development, by long time VOZ supporter Martin Mowforth, examines the failure of ‘development’ in Central America, where, despite billions of dollars of development funding and positive indicators of economic growth, poverty remains entrenched and violence endemic. The book illustrates how development is predicated on force and systematic violence, through which the world’s most powerful governments, financial institutions and companies punish the global south.

The analysis in The Violence of Development comes from many development project case studies and over sixty interviews with a range of people in Central America, including nuns, politicians, NGO representatives, trade unionists, indigenous leaders, human rights defenders among many others.


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