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Author Ziai, Aram, author.

Title Development discourse and global history : from colonialism to the sustainable development goals / Aram Ziai.

Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (264 pages).
Series Routlegde explorations in development studies
Routlegde explorations in development studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The manner in which people have been talking and writing about 'development' and the rules according to which they have done so have evolved over time. Development Discourse and Global History uses the archaeological and genealogical methods of Michel Foucault to trace the origins of development discourse back to late colonialism and notes the significant discontinuities that led to the establishment of a new discourse and its accompanying industry. This book goes on to describe the contestations, appropriations and transformations of the concept. It shows how some of the trends in development discourse since the crisis of the 1980s - the emphasis on participation and ownership, sustainable development and free markets - are incompatible with the original rules and thus lead to serious contradictions. The Eurocentric, authoritarian and depoliticizing elements in development discourse are uncovered, whilst still recognizing its progressive appropriations. The author concludes by analysing the old and new features of development discourse which can be found in the debate on Sustainable Development Goals and discussing the contribution of discourse analysis to development studies.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBL, viewed Jan. 14, 2016).
Contents pt. 1. Theory -- pt. 2. Archaeology -- pt. 3. Genealogy -- pt. 4. Conclusion.
Subject Economic development -- Philosophy.
Development economics -- Philosophy.
Sustainable development -- Philosophy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Economic development -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00901847
Other Form: Print version: Ziai, Aram. Development discourse and global history : from colonialism to the sustainable development goals 9781138803251 (OCoLC)905970204
ISBN 9781317622147 (electronic book)
1317622146 (electronic book)
Standard No. 10.4324/9781315753782 doi
ISBN 9781138803251
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