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x, 286 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface to the Second Edition Introduction 1. Definitions of Development - Conventional Thinking - A Methodological Word of Caution - Elements of a Definition - A Scandalous Definition? - 'Development' as an element in the Religion of Modernity 2. Metamorphoses of a Western Myth - What the Metaphor Implies - Landmarks in the Western View of History - Conclusion 3. The Making of a World System - Colonization - The League of Nations and the Mandate System - Conclusion 4. The Invention of Development - President Truman's Point Four - A New World View: 'Underdevelopment' - US Hegemony - A New Paradigm - The 'Development' Age 5. The International Doctrine and Institutions Take Root - The Bandung Conference - The New International 'Development' Agencies 6. Modernisation poised between History and Prophecy - A Philosophy of History: Rostow's Stages of Economic Growth - Anti-communism or Marxism without Marx? - Dissident Voices: Francois Perroux and Dudley Seers 7. The Periphery and the Understanding of History - Neo-Marxism in the USA - The Latin American dependentistas - A New Paradigm, but Age-old Presuppositions 8. Self-Reliance: The Communal Past as a Model for the Future - Ujamaa and the Tanzanian Experience - The Principles of Self-Reliance - Possible Futures for Autonomy 9. The Triumph of Third Worldism - The New International Economic Order - An Original Voice: The 1975 Dag Hammarskjold Foundation - Report on Another Development - In the Wake of the NIEO: Further Proposals - The Basic Needs Approach - Conclusion 10. The Environment or the New Nature of 'Development' - The Return to Classical Economics, plus a few humanitarian extras - 'Sustainable Development' or Growth Everlasting? - The Earth Summit - Reflections on Deliberate Ambiguity 11. A Mixture of Realism and Fine Sentiments - The South Commission - UNDP and 'Human Development' 12. The Post-Modern Illusion: Globalisation as a Simulacrum of 'Development' - On the Usefulness of Talking at Cross-purposes - Organisations on Reprieve or in Mutation? - Globalisation or a Return to Normal? - Virtual Reality as a Refuge for Continuing Belief - Beyond Development 13. Some Thoughts on What is to be Done 14. The Struggle Against Poverty: Slogan and Alibi - What's the Problem? - What really is a poor person? - An Alibi? - Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842771808 20160528
This book is a fascinating attempt to explain the continuous success of an ideology which has so obviously failed in practice. Despite evidence to the contrary, politicians and the development community still mostly believe that economic growth will create new jobs, that international debts will be repaid, and that through globalization we can achieve prosperity for all. This intellectual history of the concept of development examines the theories and strategies which have held sway during the last fifty years - dependency theory, underdevelopment, the "basic needs approach", structural adjustment, human development and sustainability. Given that levels of poverty and environmental degradation continue to grow in many countries North and South, Gilbert Rist asks why it was that the world continued with this project for so long.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842771808 20160528
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v, 442 p. ; 19 cm
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v, 277 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Definitions of development-- metamorphoses of Western myth-- the making of a world system-- the invention of development-- the international doctrine and institutions take root-- modernization poised between history and prophecy-- the periphery and the understanding of history-- self-reliance - the communal past as a model for the future-- the triumph of Third Worldism-- the environment of the new nature of "development"-- a mixture of realism and fine sentiments-- the post-modern illusion - globalization as a simulacrum of development-- some thoughts on what is to be done.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856494922 20160528
This work is an attempt to explain the continuous success of an ideology which has so obviously failed in practice. Despite evidence to the contrary, politicians and the development community still mostly believe that economic growth will create new jobs, that international debts will be repaid, and that through globalization we can achieve prosperity. This history of the concept of development examines the theories and strategies which have held sway during the last 50 years - dependency theory, underdevelopment, the "basic needs approach", structural adjustment, human development and sustainability. Given that levels of poverty and environmental degradation continue to grow in many countries North and South, this book asks why it was that the world continued with the project for so long.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856494922 20160528
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xvi, 304 pages ; 23 cm
  • * Preface to the Fourth Edition * Preface to the Third Edition * Preface to the Second Edition * Introduction * 1. Definitions of Development * 2. Metamorphoses of a Western Myth * 3. The Making of a World System * 4. The Invention of Development * 5. The International Doctrine and Institutions Take Root * 6. Modernization Poised between History and Prophecy * 7. The Periphery and the Understanding of History * 8. Self-reliance: The Communal Past as a Model for the Future * 9. The Triumph of Third-Worldism * 10. The Environment, or the New Nature of 'Development' * 11. A Mixture of Realism and Fine Sentiments * 12. Globalization as a Simulacrum of 'Development' * 13. From the Struggle against Poverty to the Millennium Development Goals * 14. The Great Turnaround? * 15. Beyond 'Development': From Downscaling to a Change in the Economic Paradigm * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783600236 20160619
The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783600236 20160619
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