Transport and Development in the Third World
By David Simon
Routledge – 1996 – 208 pages
It is widely acknowledged that transport is a necessary condition for development to occur. Transport issues have become highly contentious and politicised. This volume presents a balanced review of transport provision and the development process in the Third World. Providing a comprehensive survey of the range of transport modes and forms utilised in rural, urban and international contexts, the book examines the development implications of such choices, together with appropriate policies to address transport problems in the Developing World.
This is a stimulating and provocative text. Its distinctive structure and logic challenge conventional wisdoms, and raise key issues seldom addressed in transport courses.
'Exceptionally well-written, presented in a logical and concise fashion and true to its mission of exploring the transport development nexus. I recommend this book highly as an important contribution to our understanding of transport's importance to the past, prsent and future developemnt of non-western countries. - Progress in Human Geography