Power of Development

Power of Development

Paperback Criticism

Edited by Jonathan Crush

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 26mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 17 August 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415111773
  • ISBN 13: 9780415111775
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,639,854

Product description

Post-colonial, post-modern and feminist critiques have challenged the ways we theorise and practice development. Development is not just the conclusion of economic logic; its histories reveal a legacy of contested power, illuminating the contemporary battlefields of knowledge. These essays explore the language of development, its rhetoric and meaning within different political and institutional contexts. The contested ideas behind world development are explained, with illustrative material, sensitive to place and time, chiefly drawn from Asia, Africa and Latin America. This book examines the power of development to imagine new worlds and to constantly reinvent itself as the solution to problems of national and global disorder.

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Table of contents

W.M. Adams, Michael Cowan, Arturo Escobar, Kenneth Hewitt, Fiona Mackenzie, Kate Manzo, T.G. McGee, Timothy Mitchell, Jane Parpart, Doug Porter, Robert Shenton, Nanda Shresta, Chris Tapscott, Michael Watts and Gavin Williams