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The Development Dictionary

A Guide to Knowledge as Power

The Development Dictionary by Wolfgang Sachs
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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.
Zed Books; November 2009
352 pages; ISBN 9781848136458
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Title: The Development Dictionary
Author: Wolfgang Sachs
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