Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848133808 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848133792 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only

The Development Dictionary

A Guide to Knowledge as Power

Edited by Wolfgang Sachs

The Development Dictionary

Edited by Wolfgang Sachs

Distributed for Zed Books

352 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2010  
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848133808 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848133792 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
Introduction - Wolfgang Sachs
1. Development - Gustavo Esteva
2. Environment - Wolfgang Sachs
3. Equality - C. Douglas Lummis
4. Helping - Marianne Gronemeyer
5. Market - Gerard Berthoud
6. Needs - Ivan Illich
7. One World - Wolfgang Sachs
8. Participation - Majid Rahnema
9. Planning - Arturo Escobar
10. Population - Barbara Duden
11. Poverty - Majid Rahnema
12. Production - Jean Robert
13. Progress - Jose Maria Sbert
14. Resources - Vandana Shiva
15. Science - Claude Alvares
16. Socialism - Harry Cleaver
17. Standard of Living - Serge Latouche
18. State - Ashis Nandy
19. Technology - Otto Ullrich
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here