"This book answers all the important questions it addresses, and the intelligence, energy and care it embodies entitle it to have a crucial impact on the agenda of empirical research in rural development. George Baourakis, European Review of Agricultural Economics
"This project advances our understanding of partnerships and is therefore a good addition to the literature on the topic."
David Storey, Local Government Studies, 30(2), 2004
"The text is very well written, and will for the most part interest those concerned with rural development partnerships."
Stephan J Goetz, Regional Studies, 38(4), 2004