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Title The development dictionary : a guide to knowledge as power / edited by Wolfgang Sachs
Edition Second edition
Published London [England] ; New York [N.Y.] : Zed Books, 2010
Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (26 entries) : 1 image, digital files
Contents Dedication -- Preface to the new edition -- Introduction -- Preface To The New Edition / Wolfgang Sachs -- Introduction / Wolfgang Sachs -- Development / Gustavo Esteva -- Environment, Wolfgang Sachs -- Equality, C. Douglas Lummis -- Helping, Marianne Gronemeyer -- Market / Gérald Berthoud -- Needs, Ivan Illich -- One World, Wolfgang Sachs -- Participation / Majid Rahnema -- Planning / Arturo Escobar -- Population / Barbara Duden -- Poverty / Majid Rahnema -- Production / Jean Robert -- Progress / José María Sbert -- Resources / Vandana Shiva -- Science / Claude Alvares -- Socialism / Harry Cleaver -- Standard Of Living / Serge Latouche -- State / Ashis Nandy -- Technology / Otto Ullrich -- Contributors
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Title page of print version
Subject Economic development -- Terminology.
Economics -- Terminology.
Genre/Form Ebook
Form Electronic book
ISBN 184972735X (online)
9781849727358 (online)