"This is a path-breaking ethnographic study of development volunteering…."
---Professor Paul James, Director, Global Cities Institute (RMIT); Director, United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme; an editor of Arena Journal; author of Nation Formation: Towards a Theory of Abstract Community (1996), and Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism: Bringing Theory Back In (2006).
"It is a very
original piece of research and will make an excellent contribution to
development and volunteering by bringing together sociological, development,
public administration, and CSO and political science literatures."---Dr. Rose Melville, Senior Lecturer,
and Human Services, School of Social Work . University of Queensland
"This research has implications for Palms Australia and all other volunteer-sending agencies..."---Brendan Joyce, Assistant Director, Palms Australia.
"This book makes an important contribution to understanding Australia's international engagement in Asia, and to theorising the political role that individual Australians play in aid delivery".---Faculty of Arts, Research Newsletter, University of Wollongong.