Fully revised and updated Sixth Edition of this classic text. Focuses in on real-world development problems including poverty, inequality, unemployment, population growth, environmental decay and rural stagnation from both economic and non-economic perspectives. Two types of unique case studies are included. Country Case studies elucidate chapter discussions with over 20 examples from different countries. Comparative case studies demonstrate how different countries have dealt with the same issue - e.g. privatisation in Chile and Poland.