the development dictionary a guide to knowledge as power

Download Book The Development Dictionary A Guide To Knowledge As Power in PDF format. You can Read Online The Development Dictionary A Guide To Knowledge As Power here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Development Dictionary

Author : Wolfgang Sachs
ISBN : 9781848136458
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 27. 51 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 620
Read : 442

Download Now


In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view, highlights its particular bias, and exposes its historical obsolescence and intellectual sterility. The authors argue that a bidding farewell to the whole Eurocentric development idea is urgently needed, in order to liberate people’s minds in both North and South for bold responses to the environmental and ethical challenges now confronting humanity. The combined result forms a must-read invitation to experts, grassroots movements and students of development to recognize the tainted glasses they put on whenever they participate in the development discourse.

The Development Dictionary

Author : Wolfgang Sachs
ISBN : 1848133804
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68. 21 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 121
Read : 1104

Download Now


In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse. 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.The combined result forms a must-read invitation to experts, grassroots movements and students of development to recognize the tainted glasses they put on whenever they participate in the development discourse.

Global Ecology

Author : Wolfgang Sachs
ISBN : 1856491633
Genre : Economic development - Environmental aspects
File Size : 71. 54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 463
Read : 716

Download Now



Encountering Development

Author : Arturo Escobar
ISBN : 9780691150451
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 52. 52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 993
Read : 744

Download Now


Originally published: 1995. Paperback reissue, with a new preface by the author.

Planet Dialectics

Author : Wolfgang Sachs
ISBN : 9781783603428
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 42. 57 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 709
Read : 971

Download Now


All effects of human action will inevitably be played out within our planet’s limits; any hope of infinity is an illusion. And yet, as Wolfgang Sachs warned almost twenty years ago, environmental concerns have been assimilated into the rhetoric, dynamics and power structures of development. This classic collection of trenchant and elegant explorations addresses the crisis of the Western world’s relations with nature and social justice. Examining the notions of efficiency, speed, globalization and development, Sachs shows that sustainability, truly conceived, is incompatible with the worldwide rule of economism. Planet Dialectics reveals that the Western development model is fundamentally at odds with both the quest for justice among the world’s people and the aspiration to reconcile humanity and nature.

The History Of Development

Author : Gilbert Rist
ISBN : 9781783600250
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 90. 75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 219
Read : 402

Download Now


In this classic text, now in its fourth edition, Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. He traces it from its origins in the Western view of history, through the early stages of the world system, the rise of US hegemony, and the supposed triumph of third-worldism, through to new concerns about the environment and globalization. In a new chapter on post-development models and ecological dimensions, written against a background of world crisis and ideological disarray, Rist considers possible ways forward and brings the book completely up to date. Throughout, he argues persuasively that development has been no more than a collective delusion, which in reality has resulted only in widening market relations, whatever the intentions of its advocates.

The Development Practitioners Handbook

Author : Allan Kaplan
ISBN : 0745310214
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 71. 16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 279
Read : 174

Download Now


'It is a book that all reflective practitioners should read, and read again ... [It] deserves to be widely read - even by the most well-worn practitioner' Development In Practice'[It] will be treasured for the deft interweaving of theoretical concepts with honest, sometimes painful commentary on personal practice' Gavin Andersson, Director of Development Resources Centre'A breath of fresh air ... This engaging book is a must' Loretta van Schalkwyk, Organisation Development Consultant'An excellent account-cum-treatise' Orbit (VSO)

Books To Build On

Author : E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
ISBN : 9780307567215
Genre : Education
File Size : 80. 40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 420
Read : 1004

Download Now


A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

Deconstructing Development Discourse

Author : Andrea Cornwall
ISBN : 1853397067
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61. 11 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 326
Read : 936

Download Now


Writing from diverse locations, contributors critically examine some of the key terms in current development discourse. The reflections included here raise major questions about how we think about development itself.

Orientalism

Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 9780804153867
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76. 97 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 473
Read : 816

Download Now


More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Top Download:

Best Books