THE DISCOURSE OF DEVELOPMENT

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Development Discourse And Global History

Author : Aram Ziai
ISBN : 9781317622154
Genre : Business & Economics
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The manner in which people have been talking and writing about ‘development’ and the rules according to which they have done so have evolved over time. Development Discourse and Global History uses the archaeological and genealogical methods of Michel Foucault to trace the origins of development discourse back to late colonialism and notes the significant discontinuities that led to the establishment of a new discourse and its accompanying industry. This book goes on to describe the contestations, appropriations and transformations of the concept. It shows how some of the trends in development discourse since the crisis of the 1980s – the emphasis on participation and ownership, sustainable development and free markets – are incompatible with the original rules and thus lead to serious contradictions. The Eurocentric, authoritarian and depoliticizing elements in development discourse are uncovered, whilst still recognizing its progressive appropriations. The author concludes by analysing the old and new features of development discourse which can be found in the debate on Sustainable Development Goals and discussing the contribution of discourse analysis to development studies. This book is aimed at researchers and students in development studies, global history and discourse analysis as well as an interdisciplinary audience from international relations, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, language and literary studies.
Category: Business & Economics

Discourses Of Development

Author : R. D. Grillo
ISBN : 1859739458
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Wie Im Westen So Auf Erden

Author : Wolfgang Sachs
ISBN : 3499163438
Genre : Economic development
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Category: Economic development

Beyond The African Tragedy

Author : Malinda S. Smith
ISBN : 9781351955515
Genre : Political Science
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Well researched and insightful, this volume examines the historical and contemporary discourse on African development and the continent's place in the global economy. The chapters critically explore the roles played by various global and local social forces in the construction of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), offering critical insights on financing for development, the WTO and agriculture, ICTs and FDIs and the war on terrorism. NEPAD has been endorsed by the African Union, the Group of Eight and the United Nations System in order to address Africa's deficit through the forging of a global development partnership. This timely resource is suitable for students and policy makers concerned with development in the African post-colonies.
Category: Political Science

Encountering Development

Author : Arturo Escobar
ISBN : 9781400839926
Genre : Social Science
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How did the industrialized nations of North America and Europe come to be seen as the appropriate models for post-World War II societies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America? How did the postwar discourse on development actually create the so-called Third World? And what will happen when development ideology collapses? To answer these questions, Arturo Escobar shows how development policies became mechanisms of control that were just as pervasive and effective as their colonial counterparts. The development apparatus generated categories powerful enough to shape the thinking even of its occasional critics while poverty and hunger became widespread. "Development" was not even partially "deconstructed" until the 1980s, when new tools for analyzing the representation of social reality were applied to specific "Third World" cases. Here Escobar deploys these new techniques in a provocative analysis of development discourse and practice in general, concluding with a discussion of alternative visions for a postdevelopment era. Escobar emphasizes the role of economists in development discourse--his case study of Colombia demonstrates that the economization of food resulted in ambitious plans, and more hunger. To depict the production of knowledge and power in other development fields, the author shows how peasants, women, and nature became objects of knowledge and targets of power under the "gaze of experts." In a substantial new introduction, Escobar reviews debates on globalization and postdevelopment since the book's original publication in 1995 and argues that the concept of postdevelopment needs to be redefined to meet today's significantly new conditions. He then calls for the development of a field of "pluriversal studies," which he illustrates with examples from recent Latin American movements.
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Walling In Palestine

Author : Robyn Blue Long
ISBN : OCLC:61769945
Genre : Arab-Israeli conflict
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Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Power Of Development

Author : Jonathan Crush
ISBN : 9781134832965
Genre : Science
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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.
Category: Science

Discourses Of Development

Author : Peter Wallace Preston
ISBN : 1859720269
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book offers a hermeneutic-critical discussion of different strategies for the analysis of complex change in the Third World, and is ordered around development discourses centred on state, market and polity. Preston argues against both the technocratic-paternalist schemes of the development orthodoxy which are a variant of the wider post-Second World War Keynesian approach to policy making, and against the atavistic celebrations of the market recently offered by the neo-liberal theorists project of the pursuit of progress. In this way development theorists and practitioners can begin to move forward from the gloom and pessimism of the post-1980s period and reaffirm a modest confidence in the power of collective action to solve pressing human development problems.
Category: Business & Economics