A History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith

ISBN: 9781856494922
Publisher: Zed Books
Edition: First Paperback Edition
Publication Date: 1997-12-15
Number of pages: 288
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With all its hopes of a more just and materially prosperous world, development has fascinated societies. Looking at this collective fancy in retrospect, Gilbert Rist shows the underlying similarities of its various theories and strategies, and their shared inability to transform the world. He argues persuasively that development has always been a kind of collective delusion which in reality has simply promoted a widening of market relations despite the good intentions of its advocates.

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