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The History of Development : from western origins to global faith

Author: Gilbert Rist
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this history of the concept of development, Gilbert Rist argues that the traditional view of economic growth being the answer to unemployment, international debt and the quest for global prosperity, has clearly failed and needs replaced.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rist, Gilbert, 1938-
History of Development.
London ; New York : Zed Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)647616619
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Rist
ISBN: 1856494918 9781856494915 1856494926 9781856494922
OCLC Number: 36430690
Description: v, 277 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Definitions of Development --
2. Metamorphoses of a Western Myth --
3. Making of a World System --
4. Invention of Development --
5. International Doctrine and Institutions Take Root --
6. Modernization Poised between History and Prophecy --
7. Periphery and the Understanding of History --
8. Self-Reliance: The Communal Past as a Model for the Future --
9. Triumph of Third-Worldism --
10. Environment, or the New Nature of 'Development' --
11. Mixture of Realism and Fine Sentiments --
12. Postmodern Illusion: Globalization as Simulacrum of 'Development' --
13. Some Thoughts on What is to be Done --
App. I. President Truman's Point Four Message --
App. II. Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order.
Other Titles: Développement.
Responsibility: Gilbert Rist ; translated by Patrick Camiller.
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