The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power
Zed Books, 1992 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
In this pioneering collection, some of the world’s most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era.
Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias. Exposing their historical obsolescence and intellectual sterility, the authors call for a bidding farewell to the whole Eurocentric development idea. This is urgently needed, they argue, in order to liberate people’s minds - in both North and South - for bold responses to the environmental and ethical challenges now confronting humanity.
These essays are an invitation to experts, grassroots movements and students of development to recognize the tainted glasses they put on whenever they participate in the development discourse.
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Introduction Wolfgang Sachs
Environment Wolfgang Sachs
Helping Marianne Gronemeyer
Market Gerald Berthoud
Needs Ivan Illich
One World Wolfgang Sachs
Participation Majid Rahnema
Planning Arturo Escobar
Production Jean Robert
Progress Jose Maria Sbert
Resources Vandana Shiva
Science Claude Alvares
Socialism Harry Cleaver
Standard of Living Serge Latouche
State Ashis Nandy
List of Contributors
Population Barbara Duden
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