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The Post-Development Reader

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With the collapse of colonialism, the millions who had joined the struggle accepted their leaders' new call for 'development'. Little today remains of that enthusiasm. The question they now ask is: can anything be done to stop the process and regenerate the forces needed to bring about change more in accordance with their own aspirations?

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Paperback, 464 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Zed Books
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Javier
Oct 12, 2007 Javier rated it liked it
Shelves: post-college
I liked many of the things the authors had to say, but I can't ultimately get behind the relativism it advocates (ie, let's return to 'communal society' and have the 'respected elders' run the show).
Milan/zzz
Mar 04, 2011 Milan/zzz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This was such a thought provoking read and an eye opener on so many levels. Maybe I shouldn't rate this one whatsoever because I didn't have enough time to read all essays (my friend who borrowed me while he was staying at my place had to leave and took his book) but the ones I've read were mind-blowing. I don't think I'd be able better to describe this book than what I've read on amazon (or I would be able if I haven't read description there):

"This Reader brings together in a powerfully diverse
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Gabriel
Feb 13, 2015 Gabriel rated it really liked it
great compendium of the post-structuralist, decolonial take on development studies and the partisan side many authors, activists and organisers and academics take against domination, authoritarism and the imperialistic means by which development was introduced around the world.
Tank Green
Jul 06, 2010 Tank Green rated it really liked it
come back to elements of this please.
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