Whereas I am regularly told that the project of development uplifts the poor and restores the environment, too often I see it impoverishing the majority and enriching the few.

 - Michael Goldman (2005: x).

Any real effort at “social change” cannot help but have powerful political implications.

     - James Ferguson (1990: 226).

The idea that we are well on the way to having a meritocratic society - that is, one in which the most able and hard-working rise to the top - is a myth...

Andrew Sayer (2016: 177).