Sustainable Rural Development: Semantics or Substance? examines the challenges of development in the twenty-first century. Particular attention is paid to the "Challenge of Inclusion," the need to think of development in human terms, and bring the weakest and most vulnerable from the margins of society to the center-stage. It provides a detailed coverage of the role of civil society and local institutions in rural development and concludes that most need to change substantially. Umar I. Kamarah sets out a range of agendas for development practice, management and policy in the twenty-first century.